POLI 244 Lecture Notes - Neocolonialism, Manifest Destiny
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Spreading control of a country around the globe
Actors and Interests
Who's interested in expansion?
Small powerful groups wanted expansion
Competition amongst capitalist states
States as actors
Punchline for IV
Defining interests require knowing whose interests matter
Key actors are?
Duty to expand and be great
Popular to dominate the others
Superiority of Europeans
Duty to civilize the non-western world
Scramble for Africa
Source of power
Choose or lose?
Imbalances of power
Strong always dominates the weak
Boundaries do not match up population distribution
Resources removed without much invested
Warped social structures
Divide and rule
Continued domination through other means
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