Presentation on theme: "Imperialism Notes. What was imperialism? One country dominating another country or region. It is political, economic, and cultural. European powers practiced."— Presentation transcript:
What was imperialism? One country dominating another country or region. It is political, economic, and cultural. European powers practiced imperialism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Why imperialism? There are three main reasons: –Political motives –Economic motives –Cultural motives
Political Motives Nationalism –Extreme pride in one’s country Competition between European powers Promote their own governments & government systems
Economic Motives Economic competition between European nations. Mercantilism? Wanted to control raw materials. Saw colonies as potential markets.
Cultural Motives Christian missionaries went to spread their religion. Wanted to make others follow European values.
What was good about imperialism? Europeans did build some roads and railroads. Schools and hospitals built. Medicine helps to cure & prevent many diseases.
What was bad about imperialism? Borders drawn up by Europeans…did not take African cultures into account. –Causes ethnic conflict, genocide, war. Nations become dependant on European nations. Debt from having to borrow to build up a modern nation. Economies reliant on cash crops & raw materials.