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International rivalry and economics units 1/2
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Which country had more railway mileage than Britain by 1880?
In which year was Germany established as a sovereign nation state?
What was British economic strength undermined by?
1873-96 Depression (wanted to use Africa for markets and raw materials to offset effects of this)
Which country supplied Boers w/weapons Boer War?
Which French possession encouraged British expansion into SE Asia?
Which war boosted German confidence and resulted in French ambitions to restore its lost national pride?
Which railway was being built by Russia which would help it expand its influence into China?
Which 1896 railway was important in consolidating the formal takeover British east Africa and in facilitating the export of valuable products such as tea and coffee?
Ugandan Railway (connected Uganda with the port of Mombasa)
What did Chamberlain advocate at the 1902 London Colonial Conference?
Imperial customs union (imperial preference)
What were self-governing (e.g. Aus, NZ, SA) colonies able to do because of free trade?
Impose tariffs on British imports
In 1894 how much wheat was imported from Canada vs the USA?
Canada 3.6mn hundredweight vs USA 30.7mn
What facilitated infrastructure projects within Empire at the time?
Colonial Loans and Stocks Acts of 1899 and 1900
With which non-empire country did Britain had commercial treaties with and return capital from investment in?
Latin America (accounted for 10% Br imports and exports)
What disbanded in 1893, reflecting a waning interest in Empire's commercial importance
Imperial Federation League (had been established to promote closer ties)
What % of British exports did Africa take 1897?
1894 Br imported 3.6mn hundredweight of wheat from Can vs how much from USA?
1900 how much did Br invest in India?
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