The drug Quinine led to the protection of europeans from the disease malaria, found in the african interior
Trading With Africa
European Trading with africa becomes well established.
The Crimean War
The Crimean war was between the ottomans and the russians over the Black Sea.
The Sepoy Mutiny
A mutiny of the Indian sepoys because they believed their gun cartridges which they had to bite, were coated in pig fat, which they are not allowed to eat. They believed that the british had done that purposely.
Diamonds are discovered in South Africa
The discovery of diamonds in South Africa lead to an increased interest in colonizing the area
Originally built with money from French private investors. But Egypt could not even pay interest on that sum of money so the British stepped in and took control of the suez's finances.
The Berlin Conference happened because the European nations feared they would fight amongst themselves for African territories. So they had a conference to lay out the rules for claiming african lands.
Gold is discovered in South Africa
The discovery of gold in South Africa lead to an increased interest in colonizing the area.
United States Acquires Phillipines
After the Spanish-American War the United States acquired among other places, the Phillipines.
The U.S. annexes Hawaii
The U.S. annexed Hawaii only after the the president
(an american sugar farm executive) pleaded them to do so.
United States Wins the Spanish American War
The Boer War
The Boer War was between the British, the Boers, and some africans. They fought over the right to explore the Boer and African lands for gold and diamonds.
In 1905 a belief rose among german east africans that a magic water sprinkled on their bodies would turn the germans bullets to water. Long story short, around 75,000 were gunned down in a rebellion.
Most of Africa is under European control
By this time the Europeans had taken most of the africans lands.