European imperialism in africa & asia – study guide



Download 11.85 Kb.
Date15.05.2016
Size11.85 Kb.

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN AFRICA & ASIA – STUDY GUIDE




CH. 25 – SEC. 1: A WESTERN DOMINATED WORLD

1) Why was it said at the beginning of the 20th century that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”?


2) Briefly explain some of the motives for imperialism as outlined on p. 618-9.
3) Briefly describe some of the advantages that the Europeans had over the Africans.
4) Explain the difference between colonies, protectorates and spheres of influence.

CH. 25 – SEC. 2: THE PARTITION OF AFRICA

1) For what purpose were Sierra Leone and Liberia established?


2) What positives did European missionaries bring to Africa? How did they view the Africans?
3) Why was the Berlin Conference (1884) held? What was decided there?
4) How did the Belgians treat Africans in the Congo?
5) Which two European powers took the most territory in Africa?
6) Who were the two opposing sides in the Boer War? Who won?
7) What other competing countries joined in the “scramble” for Africa?
8) Explain how the Ethiopians successfully avoided becoming a colony.

CH. 25 – SEC. 3: EUROPEAN CHALLENGES TO THE MUSLIM WORLD





  1. Which four European powers tried to take advantage of the slow crumbling of the

Ottoman Empire?


  1. What is genocide? Describe the genocide carried out by the Ottoman Turks against

the Armenian population within their empire.


  1. When was the Suez Canal built? What purpose does it serve? Which European

country eventually came to control it and Egypt as well?
4) Which two European powers took an interest in Iran? Why?

CH. 25 – SEC. 4: THE BRITISH TAKE OVER INDIA





  1. What was the main goal of the British East India Company in India?

2) What was a sepoy? What were the results of the Sepoy Rebellion?


3) What economic opportunities led to the nicknaming of India as the “brightest jewel” in the

British empire?


4) In what way did educating the children of upper-class Indians backfire against the British?


  1. What were the goals of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League?


CH. 25 – SEC. 5: CHINA & THE NEW IMPERIALISM


  1. How did British merchants make huge profits in China?




  1. What led to the Opium War? Who won it?




  1. Why was the Treaty of Nanking called an “unequal treaty”?




  1. What caused the Taiping Rebellion? What were the results of it?




  1. What were the results of China’s war with Japan?

6) Why did the United States fight for an “Open Door Policy” in China?


7) What was the goal of the Boxer Uprising? Was this goal achieved? Explain.
8) What were Sun’s “three principles of the people”? What position did he

eventually come to hold in China?



CH. 26 – SEC. 1: JAPAN MODERNIZES





  1. What did Matthew Perry demand when he arrived in Japan in 1853? What was the result?




  1. What does “Meiji” mean? What was the motto of the Meiji reformers?




  1. How did the Meiji government strengthen the Japanese economy?




  1. Who were the “zaibatsu”?




  1. What were the results of Japan’s war with Russia?




  1. Which three foreign powers competed for influence in Korea? Which one won?



CH. 26 – SEC. 2: SOUTHEAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC





  1. Which part of Southeast Asia was controlled by the Dutch? The British? The French?




  1. Which country remained independent of European rule? How?

3) Explain how Hawaii came under American control in 1898.


4) Which country originally colonized the Philippines? How did the United

States come to control these islands?


Share with your friends:




The database is protected by copyright ©essaydocs.org 2020
send message

    Main page