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The "New Imperialism"

taco24Taco24 on 05/03/2008

TheNewImperialism Photo Background-Prior to the 19th century, European countries did not usually acquire territory in Africa and Asia but rather built a series of trading stations. For example, Portugal established a series of trading posts along the west coast of Africa, India and Indonesia. This was done in the name of the spice trade. In addition, the Portuguese were the first to establish the African slave trade in the New World. The Dutch were active in Indonesia and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The New World was the exception. Here, the French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese established vast colonies.

In the 19th century, drastic changes caused by the Industrial Revolution and other factors literally turned the world upside down. For example, in 1800, Europeans controlled around 7% of the world’s surface. By 1914, they controlled 84% of the world’s surface. This quiz covers information on the causes of this “New Imperialism”, as well as some of the major events and people of that era. As always, good luck!

Sources: My Notes

Image: Queen Victoria
13 Questions

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Difficulty:  Challenging
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Comments (3)
Rohitroy  (Level: 62.4)
Sat, 20th Feb '16 6:43 AM


Queeneileen  (Level: 173.7)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 12:14 PM

Great Quiz, thanks for the effort, Eileen

Surreyman  (Level: 272.3)
Sun, 4th May '08 6:29 AM

I think that Egypt was a 'sphere of influence' and not a Protectorate until 1914. Which is why it was not coloured red on the Imperial maps.
The last word of Q3 should be Stanley? (He lived nearby to us!). One of the most fascinating of the 'explorers' of course.
Thanks again for your ever-fascinating quizzes.

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