What Lenin believed that Imperialism meant.
Disarticulation: deconstructing their social practices and interactions, and well established economic
Rearticulation: Basically what it does its that it takes their productive activities and it alters the way
societies produce by only focusing on producing what the imperialistic state needs. They are no longer self
sustaining or selfreproducing.
What Imperialism does is that it changes the way economy works. The production of largely two core areas.
One area includes all the imperial states as well as Japan and the US. And the other area is the
Periphery.This is designed to benefit the interests of the core and not the Periphery. The activities of the
periphery are not as valued as the ones in the core because they are animal and men managed and are
usually related to agriculture. The core takes the resources that acquires from the periphery and it produces
industrialized valued added goods at a higher price. This is uneven development. While the core advances,
the periphery stays the same. The colonial division of labour also creates uneven exchange. The core lives
under this system
Scramble for Africa
Partition of most of Africa between the European powers from 1879 to 1914
Berlin Conference (1884 – 1885)
international conference to discuss African affairs of concern to Great Powers.
Hosted by German Chancellor Otto von Bismark
Powers agreed that African territory could only be claimed id it was under effective occupation.
Sped up the partition of Africa ad the Powers left the need to stake out their claims formally.
“Scramble for concessions”
Imperial process of establishing “informal empire” in China
Attempt by the European Great Powers, the United States, and Japan to carve up China into spheres of
influence After the SinoJapanese War if 1894 to 1895
Treaty of Shimonoseki (1895) Japanese on the Chinese They demanded that the Chinese would hand on to
them control over part of the Chinese Dynasty (Korea, Taiwan and the Pescadores).
The Europeans are afraid of the success of the Japanese.
An extension of the imperial process begun in China with the Opium War of 1840 to 1842.
Began China’s “Century of Humiliation”
Led to the imposition of “unequal treaties” through “gunboat diplomacy”