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Chapter 27 terms


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a policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, economically, or socially
the belief that one race is superior than others
the application of charles darwins ideas about evolution and survival of the fittest to human societies - particularly as justification for imperialist expansion
social darwinsm
a meeting in 1884 - 1885 at which representatives of european nations agreed upon rules for the european colonization to africa
berlin conference
a zulu chief - created a large centralized state
a dutch colonist in south africa
a conflict, lasting from 1899 to 1902, in which the boers and the british fought for control of territory in south africa
boer wars
a policy of treating subject people as if they were children, providing for their needs, but not giving them rights
a policy in which a nation forces or encourages a subject people to adopt its institutions and customs
a foreign policy based on consideration of the strategic locations or products of other lands
a conflict, lasting from 1883 - 1856, in which the ottoman empire, witht he aid of britain and france, halted russian expansion in the region of the black sea
crimean war
a human-made waterway which was opened in 1869, connecting the red-sea and the mediterranean sea
suez canal
an indian soldier serving under brittish command
an 1857 rebellion of hundu and muslim soldiers against the brittish in india
jewel in the crown
the brittish colony of india - so called because of its importance in the brittish emipire, both as a supplier of raw materials and as a market for brittish trade goods
sepoy mutiny
the lands thta border the pacific ocean - especially those in asia
pacific rim
guided siam to modernize itself
king monghut
the adding of a region to the territory of an existing political unit

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