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Department
History
Course
HISB93H3
Professor
Yates
Semester
Winter

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L02 - Imperialism What is imperialism? - fundamental extensionchange - Edward Sied - Orientalism - relationship with the Other - Benedict Anderson - if you want to look at where the birth of nationalism -- look at colonies (when people leave their homes to colonies, they only exist as a national subject) -- underclasses experience a position of power where they are unable to experience in the sphere of a nation state * key dynamics of change * Americas informal empire * immense lost of influence - highest stage of capitalism - colonialism: earlier period, involves the use of colonists and placing them on territory - imperialists: does not have to involve the use of institutions, administering personnel on the ground (tariffs, customs); can be formalinformal process European expansion, 1880 - 1914 - national expansion on the continent: Russia and Austria-Hungary - scramble for Africa: the Berlin Conference (1884 - 1885), Fashoda (1898), Boer War (1899 - 1902) - Belgium -- Congo - Great Britain, 4 million sq miles of territory, 66 million people - France, 3 million sq miles 26 million people - Germany, 13 million people - continental dynamic Why Empire, o
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