IDENTIFICATIONS & QUESTIONS: WEEK X
The New Imperialism
The British Empire
The Spanish Empire
The Dutch Empire
French Colonial Empires
The Portuguese Empire
The Opium Wars* (1839-1860)*
The Berlin Conference* (1884-5)*
French West Africa*
What distinguishes "New Imperialism" from early forms of imperialisms and/or colonialism? Contrast the motives for imperialism in the preindustrial era with those of theindustrial era.
What motives did the various levels of European society, and different professions, have in the New Imperialism? What weight would you attach to economic, political, strategic, and psychological factors?
What impact, if any, did Social Darwinism and other trends in 19th century social thought have on New Imperialism?
How did innovations in technology contribute to the advance of European imperialism in the late nineteenth century?
What important acquisitions in Africa were made by the British, the French, the Germans, and the Belgians?
What "ground rules" for imperialism in Africa were formulated at the 1884-1885 Congress of Berlin?