By klau1
  • European trade with Africa becomes well establsihed

    European inventions help trade advance in africa, Steamships allowed them to go further inland through rivers, quinine cured malaria and new weapons outmatched older african ones
  • East India Company collapses due to Sepoy Rebellion; British Raj begins

    Muslims and Hindus rebell after finding out that their guns were greased with the fat of their sacred animals. The British sent troops to help the East India Company, and after the war the British took advantage to control the rest of India. The British Raj is the time when India came under British crown during Queen Victorias rule
  • Suez Canal links the Mediterranean and Red Seas

    Ismai'l, Muhammad's grandson supported the construction of the Suez Canal. Although it was mostly built with French money, Egypt was in a large debt. The British then took financial control of the canal.
  • Berlin Conference convenes to discuss terms for African colonization

    14 European countries meet to lay down rules for the division of Africa. No african rulers or leaders were invited. To claim a land, a country must notify others of their claim and prove they can control it.
  • Queen Liliuokalani takes the throne of Hawaii

    Soon after Queen liliuokalani took the throne, she was removed from power. Americans wanted to annex or make it a part of the US. A group of wealthy bussiness men took the throne before a new constitution was signed for her to regain her power
  • Ethiopians defeat the invading Italians at the Battle of Adwa

    Under the leadership of Menelik II, the Ethiopians defeat the Italians after signing a deceptive treaty. He had a large arsenal of modern weapons and even after the battle he continued to stockpile weapons.
  • Spanish-American War breaks out; Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Philippines taken from Spain

    As a result of the Spanish-American war we gained the Philipines, Guam and Puerto Rico. Filipinos under the guidance of Emilio Aguinaldo, declared independance and became the Philippine Republic. Soon after, the US took over again.
  • Boer War in South Africa

    Boers, or Dutch settlers, tried to keep outsiders from gaining political rights in their country and declared war against Britain. This war was considered the first modern war. Britain won and the Boer republics became the Union of South Africa.
  • Most of Africa is under European control

    Almost all of Africa is under European control with the exception of Ethiopia. European control brought benifits and problems. Fortunately, sanitation, public health, education and the economy increased but new diseases killed many africans along with a breakdown of their culture.