Imperialism Cont.

Imperialism Cont.

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  • Boer War (1899-1902)
  • The Boer War was fought between the British and Boers (Dutch) in and over South Africa. The Boers wanted to keep the "outsiders" from gaining political rights. It can be considered the first modern war. The British eventually won.
  • South Africa
  • Here is a concession that allows you to control the export of Persian tobacco.
  •  Persia did not have enough capital to develop its own resources, so it sold concessions to other countries to control them. In 1890, Nasir al-Din, the Persian ruler sold a concession to a British company.
  • The Battle over Tobacco
  • This outraged many Persians, including Jamal al-Din Afghani, a leader that supported the modernization of Persia. A boycott began.
  • How dare the ruler sell away parts of Persia like this! 
  • The boycott worked and the concession was canceled. However, the government was not able to control the situation. In 1907, Britain and Russia took over. 
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