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Age of Imperialism

Timeline created by dancern22
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C18 20field 20slaves small square European trade with Africa becomes well established Africa's major source of wealth was their rich mineral resources. The Belgian Congo held unknown wealth in copper and tin. The businesses established cash-crop plantations in order to grow peanuts, palm oil, cocoa, and rubber. Because of this the farmers weren't able to grow the foods needed to feed their families.
Sepoy small square East India Company collapses due to Sepoy Rebellion; British Raj begins The East India Company took more than a year to regain their control of the country after the Sepoy Mutiny. The British sent troops to them in order to help them. In 1858, the British government took direct control of India. This is known as the Raj, or the period of time when Britain ruled India during Queen Victoria's reign.
Suez 20canal small square Suez Canal links Mediterranean and Red Seas Isma'il supported the building of the Suez Canal. It was a human-made canal that cut through the Isthmus of Suez.
54 small square Berlin Conference convenes to disscuss terms for African colonization During the Conference they agreed that any European country can claim land in Africa by notifying other nations of its claim. It had to show and prove that they could control the area. Every country was invited except Africa.
Liliuokalani small square Queen Liliuokalani takes the throne of Hawaii Queen Liliuokalani called for a new constitution, which increased her power, in 1893. Also, it would restore the political power of the Hawaiians at the expense of the wealthy planters.
Menelik ii med small square Ethiopians defeat the invading Italians at the Battle of Adowa When Meneklik II, the emperor of Ethiopia during the time period, signed a treaty with the Italians, he found out that there were differences between the two treaties. The one written in Italian had different wording than the one written in the Ethiopian language. Menelik declared war in 1896 and successfully defeated the Italians.
21785 000 small square Spanish-American War breaks out; Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Philippines taken from Spain The Spanish-America war was in 1899.
Boers 3generations small square Boer War in South Africa The Boer war was between the British and the Boers (Dutch for farmers) and was the first "total" war. Both sides did whatever it took tio win, using guerilla tactics and even using concentration camps.
B africa fullsize small square Most of Africa is under European control The Europeans used several different tactics in order to gain control of Africa. For example, in Muslim lands, they used economic imperialism and created spheres of influence.