Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chapter 26 Part IV


Great Rebellion/Sepoy Rebellion
Hindu Indian National Congress
Meiji Restoration
Russo-Japanese War
Sino-Japanese War
Hundred Days of Reform
Boxer Rebellion


How did the Sepoy Rebellion change the way Britain ruled India?  How did the British try to develop India politically and economically, and how did the Indians respond to this?

How is Japan's response to imperialism unique?

Compare China's response to imperialism to Japan's.


Chapter 26 Part III


Cecil Rhodes
Boer War
Leopold II
Berlin Conference
Battle of Omdurman
Fashoda Crisis
Rudyard Kipling/"White Man's Burden"
J.A. Hobson
Henry Labouchere
Joseph Conrad/Heart of Darkness


How do both the Boer War (1899-1902) and the Berlin Conference (1884-1885) exemplify Europe's "Scramble for Africa"?  More importantly, how does the Berlin Conference lay the ground rules for future colonization in Africa?

How does the Battle of Omdurman demonstrate the "typical pattern" of European conquest?  Why are the British victorious after the Fashoda crisis?

Explain the various defenses of imperialism, including economic/capitalist arguments, humanitarian/religious arguments, and social Darwinism.

Who were some of the most prominent criticizers of imperialism, and what were their arguments?


Chapter 26 Part II


What caused the population pressures in Europe that triggered the great waves of migration?  What were the most popular areas of settlement?

Describe the typical European migrant.  How likely were they to stay in their new area of settlement?

In what ways were Asian migrants treated differently from their European counterparts?


Chapter 26 Part I


What are the various reasons why the "third world" countries started to lag behind the developed countries starting in the mid-19th century?  Think beyond just industrialization--how did developed countries actively make this gap larger?

What specific technological innovations helped facilitate the growth of trade in European countries and the United States?

How did the British use the opium trade to open up its access to China?  What was the result of the First Opium War (ending in 1842)?

How does the United States "open" Japan?  How is this different from the British experience with China?

How do Ismail's economic projects in Egypt eventually lead to its occupation by Britain?  How did the Egyptians try to resist this, and why weren't they successful?


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Chapter 25 Part VII


Socialist International
Edward Bernstein
Jean Juares


Where do the socialists stand in comparison to the growing nationalistic sentiment in late 19th century Europe?

What is the difference between revisionist socialism and Marxism?

How does socialism continue to influence political parties throughout Europe?