Chapter 32: The Building of Global Empires

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    • KC. 5.1.II.A
      • The need for raw materials for factories and increase food supplies for a growing population in urban centers led to a growth of export economies around the world that specialized in commercial extraction of natural resources & the production of food & industrial crops.
    • KC. 5.2.III
      • A range of cultural, religious, & racial ideologies were used to justify imperialism, including Social Darwinism, nationalism, the concept of the civilizing mission, & the desire to religiously convert indigenous populations
    • KC. 5.2.I.A
      • Some states with existing colonies strengthened their control over those colonies & in some cases assumed direct control over colonies previously held by non-state entities.
    • KC. 5.2.I.B
      • European states (Japan and US) acquired territories throughout Asia
    • KC. 5.2.I.C
      • Many European states used both warfare & diplomacy to expand their empires in Africa
    • KC. 5.2..II.C
      • Anti-imperial resistance took various forms, including direct resistance within empires & the creation of new states on the peripheries
    • KC. 5.3.III.E
      • Increasing discontent with imperial rule led to rebellions, some of which were influenced by religious ideas
    • KC. 5.3.III.D
      • Europeans established settler colonies in some parts of their empires -> Australia, New Zealand
    • KC. 5.2.II.B
      • The United States expanded their land holdings by conquering & settling neighboring territories
      • Japan expanded their land holdings by conquering & settling neighboring territoriesĀ 
      • Russia expanded their land holdings by conquering & settling neighboring territories

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