Imperialism Flashcards

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The Opium Wars
A mid-19th-century conflict between Britain and China involving forced opium importation into China.
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The Russo-Japanese War
This war began when the Japanese attacked the Russian navy in 1904, after the Russians attempted an expansion into Manchuria and Korea. The war was won a year later by Japan.
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The Treaty of San Stefano
The 1878 treaty that ended the Russo-Turkish War and handed Russia control of many Ottoman territories in the Balkans.
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Pan-Slavism
In the face of Ottoman rule, this term refers to the Christian Slavic desire during the 1870s for all Slavic peoples to unite.
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The Great Game
An example of the national rivalry involved in European imperialism. This term refers to the struggle between Britain and Russia to gain control of Central and South Asia.
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'White Man's Burden'
A famous late 19th-century poem written by Rudyard Kipling, which promoted the idea that Europeans had an obligation to enlighten the peoples they colonized.
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New Imperialism
The late 19th- and early 20-century European movement for expansion into new parts of the world, motivated by desires for economic growth, national competition, and moral superiority.
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European imperialist organizations
During the 1870s, Europeans formed these organizations to research the African continent for future conquest.
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Henry Morton Stanley
A Welsh explorer of Africa's Congo region, who sparked widespread European interest in imperialism and African colonization.
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The Berlin Conference
During the mid-1880s, more than a dozen European countries gathered to discuss the colonization of Africa. These included France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, and Portugal.
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In this set of flashcards, you will learn about imperialism as it pertains to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas during the 19th and 20th centuries. With regards to European imperialism, you will learn about key topics, such as the Berlin Conference, the Great Game, the Russo-Japanese War, the Opium Wars, and the Boxer Rebellion.

With regards to American imperialism, on the other hand, you will learn about topics, including the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, the Roosevelt Corollary of 1904, and the contrasting forms of imperialism implemented by U.S. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft throughout Latin America.

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The Berlin Conference
During the mid-1880s, more than a dozen European countries gathered to discuss the colonization of Africa. These included France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, and Portugal.
Henry Morton Stanley
A Welsh explorer of Africa's Congo region, who sparked widespread European interest in imperialism and African colonization.
European imperialist organizations
During the 1870s, Europeans formed these organizations to research the African continent for future conquest.
New Imperialism
The late 19th- and early 20-century European movement for expansion into new parts of the world, motivated by desires for economic growth, national competition, and moral superiority.
'White Man's Burden'
A famous late 19th-century poem written by Rudyard Kipling, which promoted the idea that Europeans had an obligation to enlighten the peoples they colonized.
The Great Game
An example of the national rivalry involved in European imperialism. This term refers to the struggle between Britain and Russia to gain control of Central and South Asia.
Pan-Slavism
In the face of Ottoman rule, this term refers to the Christian Slavic desire during the 1870s for all Slavic peoples to unite.
The Treaty of San Stefano
The 1878 treaty that ended the Russo-Turkish War and handed Russia control of many Ottoman territories in the Balkans.
The Russo-Japanese War
This war began when the Japanese attacked the Russian navy in 1904, after the Russians attempted an expansion into Manchuria and Korea. The war was won a year later by Japan.
The Opium Wars
A mid-19th-century conflict between Britain and China involving forced opium importation into China.
The Boxer Rebellion
An incident of retaliation by Chinese nationalists, who murdered thousands of foreigners in the year 1900 in order to eliminate foreign presence in China.
Roosevelt Corollary
A 1904 policy issued by U.S. President Roosevelt, which strongly challenged European imperialism in the Americas. It was an extension of the Monroe Doctrine allowing for unchecked U.S. influence.
The Monroe Doctrine
An 1823 American proclamation that challenged European expansionism in the Americas.
Yankee Imperialism
A name for American military and economic influence, which grew during the 19th-century throughout Latin America.
Dollar Diplomacy
A policy of economic rather than forceful military control of Latin America, utilized by U.S. President William Howard Taft. It marked a new continuation of U.S. imperialism in the Americas.
William Howard Taft
U.S. President who continued the imperialism of Teddy Roosevelt through a new policy known as Dollar Diplomacy, which sought to control the Americas through economic means.
'Africa's Undoing'
Casual term used to refer to the consequences of the Berlin Conference.
Principle Effectivity
Principle of the Berlin Conference allowing for one European nation to lay claim over another European nation's claim to land in Africa if that land wasn't being fully exploited. A sort of 'use it or lose it' mentality.
Consequences of the Berlin Conference
The decisions in this meeting led to massive deaths in Africa's native population and the formation of dozens of new countries.
African native rule
Generally, these peoples ruled their own groups in Africa prior to the Berlin Conference.

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