Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Explain the Following Concept. Imperialism - History and Civics

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Explain the following concept.


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By definition, “Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means”.

• The Age of New Imperialism began in the 1870s in Europe.

• Imperialism in the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century is now termed Old Imperialism

• European states established vast empires mainly in Africa, but also in Asia and the Middle East.

• European nations followed a violent expansion policy that was stimulated by economic needs that were created by the Industrial Revolution

• The age of imperialism is from 1870 to 1914.

• A foreign country (dominant country) can also exert a great deal of economic influence on the recessive country.

• One of the most widespread forms of imperialism was colonization.

• Most notable example of American imperialism in this age was the annexation of Hawaii Islands in 1898. The United States gained possession and control of all ports, buildings, harbors, military equipment, and public properties that had formerly belonged to the Government of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Balbharati History and Civics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.02 Europe and India
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