The Chinese government got really upset so they confronted the British government and this started the Opium war starting in 1899 till 1902. The British didn’t see this as a problem; they crushed the naval forces and in all won the battle. The British had complete control besides the fact that they were corrupting china with opium they also built a colony named Hong Kong. This is a prime example of what I was saying on how the British abused their power. Another major part of European imperialism was the colonization or as I call it the torture of Sudan, in Africa.
John Hobson, an English economist, saw imperialism as inevitable, for powers of production outpace consumption resulting in more profit for the mother country (doc 2). The United States was involved in imperialism due to the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, which made the western hemisphere an American protectorate and their victory in the Spanish-American War making them a Pacific power. Both Europe and America believed imperialism could bring them economic power and capacity. Imperialism was not strictly confined to economics; it also included the political aims of unique states. John Hobson deemed demand for foreign markets for manufacturers and investments was responsible for the adoption of Imperialism as a political policy (doc 2).
Attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States Flaws The attack on Pearl Harbor was an astonishing military strike by Japan against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. This attack was not sudden, but an event led up to by previous conflicts arising between both powerful nations. Relations began worsening as Japan set out and expanded in Manchuria. When Japan effortlessly defeated China, the US began to foresee war with Japan. As Japan annexed China and Manchuria, war out broke between these countries.
Imperialism is the act of an empire taking rule over foreign countries. Imperialism had both positive and negative effects on India. During the 1700’s the British East India Company took advantage of other countries’ natural resources such as India’s (India: British East India Company). The company also wanted to control countries’ markets which they could do through imperialism. The British East India Company had successfully imperialized India by taking advantage of India’s political rivalries at the time, pushing the religious differences in India to create further religious tensions, and taking over little parts of India at a time.
1. How did Western imperialism affect China from 1750 to 1850? If we were to look at the interaction between the Chinese and the Westerner nations from 1750 to 1850 we would see a clear shift in power from Asia to Europe due to differences in technology and mindset. It changed China’s position in the world from a leading civilization to a war torn nation. This is clearly observed through imperialism, which was the extension of control over people and territories, by forced submission through military superiority.
A unified, powerful state was created in India by the British vanquishing kingdoms of the India and placing the same general system of laws amongst the Hindu and the Muslim peoples. The perspectives of the Indian peoples became more worldly and educated. Another example of a postive change in perspective that resulted from imperialism is Japan. Prior to 1867, Japan was humiliated by America’s intrusion. The radical samuri reacted to the invasion with violence until the samuri created a patriotic coalition that restored the emporer’s power with minimal bloodshed.
Throughout the 19th century, American relations with China were restricted to a small but profitable trade a. The British, in competition with France, Germany, and Russia, took advantage of the crumbling Manchu dynasty to force treaties on China, creating “treaty ports” and granting exclusive trading privileges in various parts of the country. b. American attitudes toward the Chinese people reflected this confusion of motives. 2. The annexation of Hawaii and Philippines in 1898 and 1899 convinced Secretary of State Hay that the US should have announced a China policy.
Imperialism in China Between 1750 and 1900, both China and Japan endured pressures from their foreign counterparts make themselves open to trade and relations. In the beginning both China and Japan were resistant against foreign domination, but in the 19th century Japan progressively accepted foreign domination to achieve the goal of modernization while China continued to resist foreign control and remain true to their ancient way of life.. In the 1700s, both China and Japan viewed the West as conflictions against their way of life and had perceived them as barbarians believing that their way of life was far more superior. When European ambassadors were sent to their lands in valiant attempts to negotiate trade with China and Japan, the emperors mocked them and boasted about how they possessed no need for Western influence. The Japanese originally developed an interest in trading with the Europeans, but the Jesuit missionaries who followed the traders arose hesitation that ultimately affected their decision to succumb to Western influences in the sense of preserving their beliefs and cultures.
America’s decision to declare independence form Great Britain was both due the change of economic policies and to the development of refining life and liberty. After driving the French out, with help from the Indians and British troops, colonist began to quarrel with Parliament’s insistence of testing the limits of their power in North America. Their control was made difficult when residents decided to smuggle and boycott goods. Eventually, the colonies resistance and loss of patience would lead them directly to independence. The Proclamation of 1763 was the first to anger the colonist.
They concocted a plan to conquer the Indies, but Japan believed that such a conquest would evidently bring America into war. To thwart American efforts to liberate the Dutch East Indies, Japan called for an attack on America’s navy. Using the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan was able to secure the necessary resources from the Dutch East Indies which would help their war against China. Japan also expected to come across a revengeful America. Despite the threat, Japan believed that the resources they secured form both China and the Dutch East Indies would be sufficient in dealing with a petty