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agreements between nations to aid and protect one another
Adopting the traits of another culture. Often happens over time when one immigrates into a new country.
A meeting from 1884-1885 at which representatives of European nations agreed on rules colonization of Africa
1899 rebellion in Beijing, China started by a secret society of Chinese who opposed the "foreign devils". The rebellion was ended by British troops.
A group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere.
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Belgian king who ruthlessly exploited the natives on his African land for personal gain.
A policy of glorifying military power and keeping a standing army always prepared for war
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
A country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power.
19th century of belief that evolutionary ideas theorized by Charles Darwin could be applied to society.
Spheres of Influence
Areas in which countries have some political and economic control but do not govern directly (ex. Europe and U.S. in China)
A ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea
A Ethnic group
a country that can make its own decisions and can trade with any country.
White Man's Burden
poem by Rudyard Kipling that preaches that it is the duty of the white man to civilize the native
East India Company
a British trading company that set up large, profitable trading post colonies in India
Arose from China's attempts to suppress the opium trade. Foreign traders (primarily British) had been illegally exporting opium mainly from India to China since the 18th century, but that trade grew dramatically from about 1820. The resulting widespread addiction in China was causing serious social and economic disruption there.
Jewel of the Crown
the nickname the British gave India because they were the most valuable of all Britain's colonies
Indian soldier under British command
Documents created and agreed upon at the Berlin Conference.
Otto von Bismarck
German Chancellor who led the Berlin Conference.
a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899-1902, this conflict was a result of the discovery of gold.
War between Russia and Japan; Japan wins and takes parts of Manchuria under its control.
human-made waterway linking the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Panama
in 1898, this event marked end of a lengthy internal struggle between native Hawaiians and white American businessmen for control of the Hawaiian government.
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