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Cecil rhodes was?
A leading British imperialist who founded a colony in Africa
Who said, "We are the finest race in the world and the more of the world we inhabit, the better it is for the human race"?
The author of "the White Man's Burden" was?
Rudyard Kipling's poem, " The White Man's Burden," was actually meant to inspire the Americans to colonize
The Suez Canal was essential for?
British control over India
The battle of Omdurman?
Opened the door for British colonial rule in Sudan
Submarine cables linked all parts of the British empire throughout the world by?
The most important figures in the uprising in 1857 in India were?
Disgruntled Sepoy troops
In 1824, Thomas Stamford Raffles founded the port of?
Between 1859 and 1893, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos all fell under the control of?
By 1900, the only part of southeast Asia not under European imperial rule was?
The congo Free State was established in the 1870s by?
The Berlin Conference?
devised the ground rule for the European colonization of Africa
The Boers were?
Dutch settlers in South Africa
"Concessionary companies" refers to a system of colonial rule that employed?
Private companies granted territory and control over taxation and labor for mining, construction, or agricultural projects
In 1779, Captain James Cook anchored his fleet at Botany Bay, near what modern city?
New South Wales was originally settled by about one thousand people, most of them convicted criminals?
But voluntary migrants outnumbered convicts within 50 years
Which matching of imperial power and colony is NOT correct?
The United States and Fiji
After the overthrow of Queen Lili'uokalani in 1893, the United States took over?
The Monroe Doctrine?
Worked as a justification for U.S. intervention in western hemispheric affairs
The United States occupied Cuba, Puerto Rico,Guam, and the Philippines after its victory in?
The Spanish-Cuban-American war
Emilio Aguinaldo led an uprising in?
The Philippines against the United States
The Roosevelt Corollary strengthened U.S. military and economic claims in which area of the world?
Those territories lying in the western hemisphere to the south of the United States
The Sino-Japanese War began with a dispute over?
Japan became a major imperial power after its victory in the?
Under British control, Ceylon became a major producer of?
Bewteen 1800 and 1914, how many Europeans migrated overseas?
In the nineteenth century, the majority of indentured laborers came from?
The Maji Maji rebellion occurred in?
Tanganyika against the Germans
The author of the Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races was?
Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau
Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau viewed Europeans as?
Intelligent and morally superior to all other peoples in the world
The social Darwinists believed that?
Powerful nations were meant to dominate weaker societies
The term "social Darwinism" is associated with?
In regard to imperialism, the Japanese and Americans?
Proved to be just as racist as the Europeans
Ram Mohan Roy was a?
All of these are correct
In 1916, the Indian National Congress?
joined forces with the All-India Muslim League
During the second half of the nineteenth century many Europeans believed that Imperial expansion and colonial domination were crucial for the survival of their states.
English writer Rudyard Kipling defined the "white man's burden" as the duty of European and Euro-American peoples to bring order and enlightenment to distant lands.
Both the Suez Canal and Panama Canal facilitated the building and maintenance of empires by enabling naval vessels to travel rapidly between the world's oceans.
The Dutch East India Company took advantage of Mughal weakness to strengthen and expand its trading posts in the eighteenth century.
The Berlin West Africa Conference, which included delegates from fourteen European states and the United States, devised the ground rules for the colonization of Africa.
The underlying principle of indirect rule was the desire to keep African populations in check and permit European administrators to engage in a "civilizing mission".
Because the nomadic peoples of Australia did not occupy lands permanently, British settlers considered the continent Terra nullius, "land belonging to no one," and one that they could seize and put to their own uses.
The United States emerged as a major imperial and colonial power after the brief Spanish-Cuban-American war.
In some cases, colonial rule led to the introduction of new crops that transformed the landscape and social order of subject lands, for example the introduction of tea bushes from India to China.
Between 1800 and 1914, some fifty million Europeans left their poor agricultural societies and sought opportunities overseas, a majority heading to the United States.
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