The Crimean war was the first "modern" war, it was between the Russians against the Ottoman Empire, France, and England. Russia wanted the Ottoman for it's strategic place. Geopolitics like this played a huge roll in the Ottoman's fate.
It was also the first war that women were allowed to help in!
They became nurses, like me!
The Berlin Conference was between 14 countries, who all decided the division of Africa. Not a single African representative was invited. It took place in Berlin between 1884-1885
I believe England is the most fit civilization to survive, and should lead the rest of the world. This belief is called Social Darwinism.
In 1890, a Persian ruler named Nasir al-Din sold a British company a concession to export Persian tobacco. This outraged Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, who called for a boycott of tobacco. Jamal said in a letter that,"(Nasir al-Din is) selling the realms of Islam and the abodes of Muhammad and his household to foreigners." The boycott worked, but not in Persia's favor. In 1907, Russia and Britain divided the country.
I'm selling some of this to Britain for some sweet funds.
The Boer war was between the Dutch farmers (Boers) and British, it was the first modern "total" war. It started in 1899, and ended in 1910 with Britain being victorious.
It's you British people's fault that there was a rebellion in the first place!
All I wanted was those diamonds and gold!
Until the early 1850s, the British government indirectly ruled over India with little problems. India was often called,"Britain's Jewel in the Crown" because of how valuable it was. Indian officers hired by England made sure everything ran smoothly, but it wouldn't last long.
I love that sepoys rule over the country, and that we don't have to worry about out Religious beliefs being attacked!
In 1857, rumors began to spread that the cartridges (which you had to bite to open) were greased with cow and pig fat. After hearing this, the sepoys took to arms and began rebelling. They captured the city of Delhi, and tried to fight their way north. Both British and Indian armies were ready for blood. This outbreak was called the Sepoy Mutiny.
I heard the British coated the cartridges in cow and pig grease!