Age of Imperialism

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  • European Trade with Afirca becomes well Established

    European Trade with Afirca becomes well Established
    Although Africans did not like the Europeans, they allowend the Europeans to trade with them.
  • East India Company collapses due to Sepoy Rebellion; British Raj begins

    East India Company collapses due to Sepoy Rebellion; British Raj begins
    Although the Sepoys were Indians fighting for the British, they rebelled when they were told that the cartridges of their rifles (which they had to bite) were made of beef and pork fat. Eating these thinge was against their religions, so they rebelled and captured Delhi. The British beat the Sepoys because there was a split between the Hindus and Muslims. Afterwards, the British took direct control of Indian government.
  • Suez Canal links the Mediterranean and Red Seas

    Suez Canal links the Mediterranean and Red Seas
    Isma'il, the ruler of Egypt build the Suez Canal using Egyptian labor and French money.
  • Berlin Conference convenes to discuss terms for African colonization

    Berlin Conference convenes to discuss terms for African colonization
    Since all the European countries wanted to get to Africa, they all had to meet at a conference to lay down rules for colonization.They decided that any nation could colonize anywhere, but they had to tell other nations and make sure the land wasn't already colonized.
  • Queen Liliuokalani takes the throne of Hawaii

    Queen Liliuokalani takes the throne of Hawaii
    Liliuokalani became queen after the US had colonized Hawaii. Liliuokalani wanted a new constitution that would give more power to her and her people instead of to the American land owners
  • Ethiopians defeat the invading Italians at the battle of Adwa

    Ethiopians defeat the invading Italians at the battle of Adwa
    Because of Menelik II, Etheopia was able to resist the Europeans. After being tricked into signing away all of Etheopia to the Italians, he declared war aganist them and won.
  • Spanish-American War breaks out; Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Philippines taken from Spain

    Spanish-American War breaks out; Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Philippines taken from Spain
    Although the Americans were reluctant to colonize, they got hold of Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Philippines. Filipino nationalists were not happy about this and they they fought the US.
  • Boer War in South Africa

    Boer War in South Africa
    Although the Boers (Dutch) had already taken over Southern Africa, once diamonds and gold had been discovered, other Europeans wanted to come to Africa and make money. The Boers did not take kindly to this, and they had the first "total" war involving guerilla tactics used by the Boers and concentration camps used by the British.
  • Most of Africa is under European Control

    Most of Africa is under European Control
    After years of wars, rebellions, and treaties, Eurpoe takes over most of Africa except for Etheopia and Liberia