Presentation on theme: "A western-Dominated World CHAPTER 25.1. KING EDWARD VII Inherited throne in 1901 Said his empire circled the globe The sun was always shining on the throne."— Presentation transcript:
KING EDWARD VII Inherited throne in 1901 Said his empire circled the globe The sun was always shining on the throne in some way
IMPERIALISM European nations won empires in the Americas after 1492 Established colonies in India and southeast Asia Gained toeholds on the coasts of Africa and China
REASONS FOR IMPERIALISM Economy- the industrial revolution was expanding over seas. Political and military interest- many goods were being transported over seas and needed security. Humanitarian and religious goals- people felt like they needed to spread their medicine, laws, and Christian beliefs. Social Darwinism- the strong survive and the weak strive. Empire builders and critics – many people were involved in the new imperialism movement and the western movement of a democracy.
DOWN THE BARREL OF A GUN Western advantages- Europeans had a strong economy, well organized governments, powerful armies and navies, superior medicine, and superior fire power. Resistance- Africans and Asians resisted western expansion and even fought their invaders even with out the fire power of the maxim machine gun.
FORMS OF IMPERIAL CONTROL Colonies- many colonies were established and nobles from over seas would become governors, officials, and soldiers to rule the local people. Protectorates- the local rulers would be left in place but they were under the advice of the country the colonized them and were advised on matters of trade, war, and/or missionary activity. Spheres of influence- when the outside power claimed exclusive power of investment and/or trading privileges.