Chp. 12

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Chp. 12
2011-01-15 20:54:44
World History

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  1. Self-sufficiency
    Producing in one's own country to meet one's own needs
  2. Opium War
    A conflict between Britain and China, lasting from 1839 to 1842, over Britain's opium trade in China
  3. Extraterritorial Rights
    An exemption of foreign residents from the laws of a country
  4. Sphere of Influence
    A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities
  5. Open Door Policy
    A policy, proposed by the US in 1899, under which all nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China
  6. Boxer Rebellion
    A 1900 revolt in China, aimed at ending foreign influence in the country
  7. Russo-Japanese War
    Conflict between Russia and Japan, sparked by two countries' efforts to dominate Manchuria and Korea
  8. Peonage
    System of servitude in Latin America
  9. Caudillo
    Military dictator of a Latin American country
  10. Mon Roe Doctrine
    A US policy of opposition to European interference in Latin America, announced by President James Monroe in 1823
  11. "Colossus of the North"
    Latin Americans were beginning to regard the US as the politival and economic "Colossus of the North"
  12. Spanish-American War
    An 1898 conflict between the US and Spain, in which the US supported Cubans' fight for independence
  13. Roosevelt Corollary
    President Theodore Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, in which he declared the right to exercise "police power" throughout the Western Hemisphere
  14. La Reforma
    A liberal reform movement in 19th-century Mexico, led by Benito Juárez