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Establishment settlements in another territory during the "Age of Exploration" (1400s-1600s)
Stronger nation seeking to dominate weaker nations during the time of "Industrialization" (1700s-1900s)
Interest in, or taking of, land because of its strategic location or products
People in one place who are directly ruled by a parent country elsewhere.
Treating subject countries as if they were children, providing for their needs but not giving them rights.
Country whose independence is indirectly limited by the control of a more powerful country.
Sphere of Influence
Subject country who is economically controlled by a parent country.
Allowed countries set up territories or port with their own laws within China
Pursuit of mother countries for the factors of production (land, labor, capital) in subject countries
Pursuit of mother countries for strategic geographic locations around the globe
Rivalry and competition among mother countries to take over smaller nations
Fueled by ethnocentric beliefs of superiority, the taking of smaller nations was justified, typically for religious purposes
Darwin's theory of the "survival of the fittest" applied to societies
Encouraging or forcing a subject people to adopt new institutions and customs
New Japanese government in which the country was modernizing economically and politically.
War between Russia and Japan over imperial possessions (won by Japan)
Fought between the British and Chinese over the opium trade (won by the British)
Revolt against the Qing Dynasty, led by Christian converts. After 20 Million deaths, British helped bring to an end in exchange for more ports.
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China
Uprising in China aimed at ending foreign influence in the country
Jewel in the Crown
Name given to India, because it was the most valuable of all British colonies
Indian soldiers trained and employed by the British East Indie Trading Co.
Rebellion of Hindu and Muslim soldiers against the British in India
British dominion over India (1757-1947)
A meeting at which representatives of European nations agreed on rules for imperializing Africa
Dutch colonists and the British competed for control of territory in South Africa, leaving natives caught in the midst of the conflict
Deliberate elimination of a group through mass murder
Modern day militia responsible for most of the Darfur genocide