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World History II Imperialism Notes

by: Becky Stinchcomb

World History II Imperialism Notes HIST 1020

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Date Created: 02/13/16
Hist1020 February 9, 2016 Imperialism - The domination of one group of people by another Two Types of Imperialism - Formal  Colonization  Military Fore  Example: India (by the British) - Informal (Business)  Economic domination  “Spheres of influence”  China Imperialism is yet another product of the Industrial Revolution The Case of India - Mughal Empire  When the exclusion of Hindus starts, the Mughal Empire begins its fall because it grows internally weak - British East India Company  Take over from the Mughal Empire  Built ports in Bombay and Calicut  Almost an even port between England and China  British Trading Company started in 1600  Set up trade ports on the coast of India  Began attacking Mughal Empire to gain more land - Battle of Plassey 1757  India becomes a formal colony - British India  Includes both India and Pakistan Still the Industrial Revolution - India’s Railway System - De- Industrialization of India - Indigo and Cotton Informal Empire: The Case of China - Manchus  Not Chinese  They are Manchurian - Qing China  China produces everything basically  People go to China to get whatever they wanted  Chinese knew this and took advantage of it  Chinese didn’t want to trade their stuff for other stuff because they knew that their quality stuff was better than anyone else’s - Lose your hair or lose your head  Queue - The Canton System  Guangzhou (Canton) - Hong Merchants - Silver or nothing….  Sometimes they will take gold, but they only want silver for their things - Setting up camp  Canton  Permanent posts during the months that one could trade  The people trading start to speak and understand fluent Chinese language and culture - Tea  Getting tea from China  Spending on tea rapidly increases in a small amount of time - Silver Shortage  Not enough silver for everyone to get what they need from China - The Opium Trade  Opium was used recreationally in China starting in the 15 Century  Opium was prohibited in 1729  British smuggling from India into China  Avoided going through Canton with the drug boats because they would thoroughly check the things on the boats  By 1835, 12 million people were addicted to opium - Triangle Trade  India (makes) China (buys) Britain (gets tea)  India isn’t repaid for their labor - Lin Zexu - Dump it in the Sea- June 3, 1839 - Burn it? - Opium Wars  First Opium War (1839- 1842)  Second Opium War (approximately 1856- 1860) - The First Opium War  Britain attacks coastal Chinese cities to start the war in October of 1839  Battles took place mostly at sea  Outdated Chinese ships were no match for the modern steam- powered gunboats of the British - Thee Treaty of Nanjing “unequal treaty”  China had to pay reparations  All Chinese ports were opened to the British  Britain gained control of Hong Kong  Extra-territorialty  British and other foreigners were not subject to Chinese law in 5 major port cities of China - Sphere of Influence  Other foreign nations sign treaties unfair to China  Each nation gets a “sphere of influence”  Sphere of Influence: an area in which a foreign nation controlled trade and investment - The Great Divergence  The point where the Industrial Revolution meets Imperialism causing a separation between the industrialized nations and non- industrialized nations


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