Imperialism

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What is imperialism?

Imperialism is the economic, political, and social domination of one country over another.

What were the motivations for wealthy countries to establish colonies?

The motivations for wealthy countries to establish colonies were economic (desire for raw materials and potential markets) and social (desire for social domination).

What is the Open Door Policy?

The Open Door Policy was a policy pursued by the United States to ensure that European countries did not dominate the Chinese market for Western goods.

What is ethnocentrism?

Ethnocentrism is the belief that one's own culture, politics, and religion are superior to others.

What is the meaning of the phrase 'White Man's Burden'?

The phrase 'White Man's Burden' refers to the belief that it was the duty of white Christians to spread Christianity and uplift the so-called 'backwards' people of Asia and Africa.

Why did Westerners desire colonies in the Pacific?

Westerners desired colonies in the Pacific to establish naval bases and coaling stations for merchant and naval vessels to refuel and resupply.

How did the United States annex Hawaii?

American sugar planters, with the support of the United States Marines, overthrew Queen Liliuokalani and set up a new provisional government. Hawaii was then officially annexed by the United States in 1898.

Test your knowledge on imperialism with this quiz! Explore the economic, political, and social domination of one country over another. From Great Britain's colonization of India to the 1700s and 1800s, this quiz will challenge your understanding of imperialism.

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