Chp. 11

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Chp. 11
2011-01-03 21:07:46
World History

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  1. Imperialism
    The seizure of a country or territory
  2. Racism
    The belief that one race is superior to others
  3. Social Darwinism
    The application of Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution and "survival of the fittest" to human societies-particularly as justification for imperialist expansion
  4. Berlin Conference
    A meeting at which representatives of European nations agreed upon rules for the European colonization of Africa
  5. Boer
    A Dutch colonist in South Africa
  6. Boer War
    A conflict, lasting from 1899-1902, in which the Boers and the British fought for control of territory in South America
  7. Scramble
    A frantic struggle to obtain something
  8. Paternalism
    A policy of treating subject people as if they were children, providing for their needs but not giving them rights
  9. Assimilation
    A policy in which a nation forces or encourages a subject people to adopt its institutions and costums
  10. Geopolitics
    A foreign policy based on a consideration of the strategic locations or products of other lands
  11. Sepoy
    An Indian soldier serving under British command
  12. "Jewel of the Crown"
    The British colony on India-so called because of its importance in the British Empire, both as a supplier of raw materials and as a market for British trade goods
  13. Sepoy mutiny
    An 1857 rebellion of Hindu and Muslim soldiers against the British in India
  14. RAJ
    British rule after India came under the British crown during the region to the territory of an existing political unit
  15. Annexation
    The adding of a region to the territory of an existing political unit