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Lecture 4

ITS 201 Lecture 4: ITS LECTURE NOTES 4 CONT


Department
International Studies
Course Code
ITS 201
Professor
Kathryn Lafever
Lecture
4

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CLASS 09/14/17
Spanish Imperialism began in 1492
-Focused on “Gold and God”
-Enslaved indigenous people
-Oblitereated local populations
-Colonies produced lots of wealth for Spain
+Gold, Silver and other things
Decline of the Spanish Empire
-Louisiana territory was ceded to France
-Destruction of Spanish fleet at Traalgar
-Spain’s French occupation by Napoleon
-South American colonies gained independence (1810-1825)
-Spanish American war
“Age of Imperialism” or New Imperialism (1876-1914)
Late 19th century and 20th century is when many nations extended their power
-Britain in Africa and Asia
-Germany in South American and Southwest Africa
-Japan
-France
-Russia
Scramble for Africa: annexation of Africa by European powers
-Part of the “2nd wave of imperialism” by Eurooe
-Treaty of Berlin: Set of rules for effective occupation of Africa
Europe colonized because…
-Europe needed resources for the industrial revolution
-Europe wanted to abate World War 1 (Didn’t work)
-Europe was concerned with “maps not chap”
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