Major Events in Imperialism

  • Opium Wars

    The Opium Wars were two wars in the mid-19th century involving Anglo-Chinese disputes over British trade in China and China's sovereignty. The disputes included the First Opium War and the Second Opium War
  • Taiping Rebellion

    The Taiping Rebellion or Taiping Civil War was a massive rebellion or civil war in China that lasted from 1850 to 1864 fought between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the millenarian movement of the Heavenly Kingdom of Peace.
  • Treaty of kanagawa

    A treaty allowing the opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade and permitting the establishment of a U.S. consulate in Japan.
  • Sepoy Mutiny/The Indian Rebellion

    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a rebellion in India against the rule of the British East India Company, that ran from May 1857 to July 1859.
  • Self-strengthening movement

    Reforms initiated in China following a series of military defeats and concessions to foreign powers.
  • Meiji Restoration

    Japan evolved in order to avoid being taken over by Europeans by modernizing their counrty
  • Berlin Confrence

    Regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
  • Fashoda Incident

    The Fashoda Incident or Crisis was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in Eastern Africa
  • White Man's Burden

    A poem by Rudyard Kipling explaining that white Europeans had the obligation to share their culture with less fortunate people.
  • Boer war

    The discovery of gold and diamonds in the Boer republics in the 1880s further intensified the rivalry, particularly as British subjects flooded into the Boer territories in search of wealth.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War was fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea.
  • Treaty of Portsmouth

    The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War.
  • Siam's Role in imperialism

    They convinced the British to make Siam a buffer state between GB and France
  • Panama Canal

    Made it so ships did not have to go around South Africa, they could go through a canal in central America
  • Sino-Japanese War

    A military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from 1937 to 1945