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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1. Economic CausesLeaders of nations soughtraw materials, new markets,and areas to invest their moneyin order to keep their nationwealthy. Example: England took Opium from China during the Opium War. 2.Political CausesLeaders felt the need to colonizeother nations to gain strength, wealth and prestige.Example: Britain and other western nations could control othercountries such as Japan or China because they hadadvanced militarytechnology. 3.Moral and Religious CausesWesterners wanted to teachnon-christains about christianity,and bring their culture to otherparts of the world. This was supported by social Darwinismstating the stronger nations should dominate weaker ones.Example: The White Man's Burden was written by Rudyard Kipling to explain why Westerners (British) needed to help uncivilized nations such as Africa benefit from the Western cultures, and beliefs. 3. EffectsThe Sepoy Mutiny was when the Britishrequired that the Sepoysof India bite off the tipsof gun cartridges greasedwith cow and pig fat. Thiswas a problem because it went against Muslim and Hindu religions. This starteda rebellion which ended in Britain ruling India directly, almost all Indian governmentofficials were British andQueen Victoria becamethe empress of India. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. double click to change this title text! 1. EffectsBritish Holdings Britain took the largesthold of Africa. Specifically Western Africa;Nigeria, the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone andGambia. There was an unbroken line fromEygpt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the South. 2. EffectsThe Open Door Policy was when the U.S. granted that they initiated principles forprotection of equal privileges amongcountries trading with China in supportof Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
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