Nationalism: A strong feeling of pride and devotion toward one’s country.

Concessing: Special rights given to foreign powers.

Protectorate: A country that has it’s own government, but isn’t in control of their own country. State that is protected and controlled by another.

Bureaucracy: System of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials.

Partition: A division into pieces.

Imperialism: Domination by one country of political, economical, or cultural life of another region.

Social Darwinism: Europeans applied Darwin’s theory about natural selection to people. Social Darwin’s led the Europeans into believing that they were the superior race.

Genocide: An attempt to destroy an entire region/ethnic group.

Spheres of Influence: Area in which an outside power claims exclusive investment or trading privileges.

Boxer Uprising: Rebellion in China that started with an order called Righteous Harmonious fefs. They worked to drive out Europeans from their country, but we’re stopped by the Japanese.

Scramble for Africa: The invasion and occupation, colonization, and annexation of African territory by European powers during New Imperialism, between 1881-1914.

Opium War: War fought between Great Britain and China over the restrictions of foreign trade. 

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