Imperialism by Mindy Zhang

Imperialism by Mindy Zhang

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  • I think Afghanistan will be great under British rule!
  • Afghanistan deserves to go to russia!
  • The Great Game (1813-1907) British and Russians fight over control of Afghanistan.
  • Many of the following imperialistic events occurred because of geopolitics, an interest in or taking of land for its strategic location or products.
  • The Crimean War
  • The Crimean War (1853) was between the Ottoman Empire and Russia over the Crimean Peninsula.  The French and British joined the war on the Ottoman Empire to prevent Russia from gaining more land , and with their help the Ottoman Empire won.
  • Is it true? How could they!
  • The Sepoy Mutiny (1857-1858)
  • Sepoy - Indian soldier led by British
  • The British sealed the cartridges with animal fat! Do they want us to go against our religion when we bite off the ends?
  • The Sepoy Mutiny was a revolt towards the British control in India. This was many caused by rumors that disrespected many religions in India. Eventually, the sepoys rebelled and captured the city of Delhi. 
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  • The British considered India its "jewel of the crown," as it was its most valuable colony.
  • Although the British had controlled India for a while, they used indirect control. But in 1858, they switched to direct control as a result of the rebellion.
  • The British rule of India is known as the Raj (1757-1947)
  • We'll make the decisions from now on.
  • The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 meant easy access to Africa and Asia from Europe, as it connected the Mediterranean and Red Sea. 
  • The Suez Canal was mainly built using French money and Egyptian labor. However, Egypt soon found itself in debt, as the process to build it and numerous other projects were expensive. Britain insisted on taking over financial control of the canal, and did so in 1882.
  • The Suez Canal opened! 
  • The Suez Canal opened! 
  • The Berlin Conference (1884-1885)
  • Fourteen countries attended this meeting to peacefully divide up Africa. They agreed that any European country could claim land in Africa by notifying other nations of its claims and showing it could control the area. No African leaders attended.
  • Let's "peacefully" split up Africa! Haha
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