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(S2.E4.) Chapter 20: The High Tide of Imperialism

19th Century Imperialism. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link. Download file

The High Tide of Imperialism. In the second half of the nineteenth century a new wave of imperialism engulfed the world. European industrialized nations and the United States embarked on a swift campaign to gobble up world markets and resources. Asia and Africa were divided as spoils among the major economic players. A true world economy began to emerge as traditional economic patterns were swept aside. While the colonizers asserted that they sought to spread democracy and capitalism, those they colonized were treated as second class citizens in their own nations. Moreover, traditional cultures succumbed to the pressures and forced changes of the colonizers. The benefits of imperialism derived exclusively to the colonizers.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
To visit the Anglo-Boer museum and learn about the Boer War, visit http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/
To read the works of Rudyard Kipling and to learn about his life & literature, visit http://www.kipling.org.uk/
To learn more about imperialism, visit http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Classes/Social_Science/Imperialism/Imperialism.html

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