The Age of Imperialism

  • European Imperialism

    By 1700, Spain, Great Britain, France, and Portugal ruled areas in the Americas but their success was lower in Asia and Africa.
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    British Imperialism in Asia

  • The Mughal Empire

    The Mughal Empire began to break apart into small states and the British manipulated the rulers of the small states.
  • Chinese and Opium

    The Chinese government banned the import of opium in 1796.
  • British East India Company

    The British East India Company ruled much of India by 1800 in the name of Great Britain.
  • Chinese Vs. Britain

    Chinese officials ordered the destruction of British opium in Guangzhou.
  • British Capture Shanghai

    The British captured the Chinese city of Shanghai and forced the Chinese to sign the Treat of Nanjing.
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    The Taiping Rebellion

    The Qing´s failure of resisting Western powers led to some Chinese to believe that the dynasty lost the mandate of heaven. This belief then led to rebellions beginning in 1850.
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    The Sepoy Mutiny

    Indian soldiers who fought for the British army were called Sepoys. The Sepoys rebelled against British rule which started the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • India´s Rule

    The British East India Company´s rule ends in 1858 after the Sepoy Mutiny. India was then ruled by the British government.
  • Indian National Congress Founded

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    The Boxer Rebellion

    Boxers begin attacking missionaries and Chinese converts to Christianity.