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Chapter 21 Notes

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Chapter 21 Notes History 1112

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Chapter 21 In class notes:  Colonial Rule­ Raw materials, such as oil, rubber, and tin, came from colonies in Asia  and Africa. Markets for manufactured goods, missionary activities, and European cultural expansion were some motives for European exploitation. Countries who were exceptions  to colonization include: Afghanistan and Ethiopia for their remoteness and mountainous  terrain. Japan was a rising non­western nation that avoided colonial subjugation by  pursuing political and economic reform. Thailand was a buffer between British and  French spheres of influence.  Cecil Rhodes­ “My ruling purpose is the extension of the British empire throughout the  world.”  Indirect Rule­ parts of Africa, Indian subcontinent, Malay peninsula.  Direct Rule­ Burma (Myanmar), Morocco, Nigeria, Vietnam.  Assimilation­ effort to transform colonial societies in the Western image.  Association­ collaboration with local elites while leaving local traditions alone.  India under the British Raj­ India becomes a part of the British empire in the late  nineteenth century, and was until the mid twentieth century. During the decline of the  Mughal Empire, the British did not help to restore it but instead gained control after its  fall. A new school system was established to educate the children of the elite. Practices of sati (immolation of widows) and thuggery (organized crime) outlawed. Local worker out  of work by introduction of British manufactured goods.  Zamindar system­ used tax collectors who received land from which they kept part of  the revenue.  Colonial Regimes in Southeast Asia­ Dutch East Indies and Spanish Philippines (1800). Nearly all of Southeast Asia under Western control by 1900. In 1819, the British founded Singapore. In 1898, the Philippines become and American colony after the U.S. defeats  Spain in the Spanish­ American War.  French Indochina­ Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia  Emilio Aguinaldo­ Philippine guerilla leader; failed to thwart United States conquest.  The Nature of Colonial Rule­ ruling colonies proved very economical profitable for  empirical empires. The colonial regimes were slow to create democratic institutions and  educational reforms also slowly adopted by colonial officials. Industrial development in  these areas include Batavia on the island of Java, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar), Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and French Indochina  (Vietnam)  “White Man’s Burden”­ phrase coined by author Richard Kipling (The Jungle Book).  Refers to the nature of colonialism and burdens that come along with westernizing these  colonies.  Empire Building in Africa­ The main countries involved in the scramble for Africa  were Portugal, Britain, Germany, France, and Belgium. The reasons for their interest in  Africa include establishing buffers, or hegemony, and expanding life expectancies and  technology. One of the first British colonies in West Africa was the Gold Coast (Ghana).  Suez Canal was built by a Frenchman (1854­1869) and ultimately came under British  control. The canal was extremely important as it provided an easy an accessible route  from Europe to Asia.  David Livingstone­ famous for African missionary and anti­slavery work. Urged  Europeans to introduce the “three C’s” (Christianity, commerce, and civilization)  Muhammad Ali­ modernized Egypt, extended its hegemony over neighboring regions.  Boers­ Afrikaans­speaking farmers descended from original, Dutch settlers of Cape  Colony. Great Trek­ northwest advance of the Boers. Boer War (1899­1902) after the  discovery of gold and diamonds in the Boer Transvaal.  Independent States in Africa­ Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Liberia which was founded in 1821 and declared their independence in 1847, Sudan (1885­1889). Liberia was founded to  recolonize former slaves from the United States.  Ram Mahan Roy, Brahmo Samaj (Society of Brahma 1828)­ organization provided  Hinduism with protection against verbal attacks by British colonialists.  Sepoy Rebellion in India (1857)­ animal fat and lard on the rifle cartridges used by the  Sepoy troops; upset both Hindu and Muslim soldiers.  Saya San­ led a peasant revolt in Burma against colonial rule. 


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