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  • Italian Somaliland
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    Between the 7th and 10th cent., immigrant Muslim Arabs and Persians established trading posts along Somalia's Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean coasts; Mogadishu began its existence as a trading station. During the 15th and 16th cent., Somali warriors regularly joined the armies of the Muslim sultanates in their battles with Christian Ethiopia. British, French, and Italian imperialism all played an active role in the region in the 19th cent. Great Britain's concern with the area was largely to safeg...
  • British Rule Of Hong Kong
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    The Colonization of Hong Kong Colonization from large economic powers brought disease and death to the indigenous population and wealth and power to their conquers. Many civilizations were crushed under the rule of European Superpowers though Hong Kong was the exception. The colonization of Hong Kong made the British wealthy and the indigenous population also reaped the benefits of their newfound wealth The insisted that China should trade with the rest of the world in the 1800's. The Chinese we...
  • British Impressment Of American Sailors
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    Question: Was the War of 1812 justified American entry into War of 1812 was justified for many reasons. Some reasons include British impressment of American sailors, the lack of success of the embargoes America had put on Britain, the British arming of frontier Indian tribes and encouraging them to fight the Americans who lived on the frontier, and by the lack of success of the Jay's Treaty and the Monroe-Pickney Treaty. In 1793, England went to was with France. Britain's plan was to blockade Fr...
  • Incompatible British And Chinese Views On Trade
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    were there three Opium Wars in China during the 19th century? The Opium Wars were a series of three wars between the Chinese and the British; primarily fought in regard to the illegal trade of opium in China during the 19th century. They manifested the conflicting natures of both nations and demonstrated China's misconceptions of its own superiority. The Opium Wars resulted in the humiliating defeat of the Chinese to a country they considered to be "barbarians". There were many problems with the...
  • Slave Trade And Spain
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    There have been many things in the past that play importance on our world today. As the old saying says, history repeats itself, which is why it is important for us to understand history and why certain things happened and how to avoid them. Some of the things that have happened in history that have importance to me are the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Salem Witch Trials and the Boston Tea Party. Slavery was and still is a very important issue in the United States. All though slavery is illegal now...
  • Civilization Of The Gold Coast
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    The Gold Coast, now known as Ghana, is one of many civilizations of Africa. It was a British Colony until March 6, 1957, when it became independent as the State of Ghana. In 1471, the Portuguese invaded this area and became involved in gold trade, giving the region the name, The Gold Coast. They built forts to protect their monopoly of gold trade from merchants representing other nations. In 1642, the Dutch West India Company captured all Portuguese strong posts and they devoted their interests ...
  • British E.G. King Thibaw Of Burma
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    1. How important were economic factors in explaining the colonisation of South east asia by the West in the 19th century? Economic factors: 1. Colonies = profit Desire for profit since earliest Spanish colonization- Dutch and British trade and profit motivated- although America and France had different motivations colonies needed to access raw materials e.g. tin in Malaya access to China, most market in Asia, given by colonisation of Vietnam 2.1 Merchant pressure Need to ensure trade concessions...
  • Chinese In The 1830's And The British
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    At the end of the 1800's China's four million square miles held 450 million people, up from 200 million a century earlier. The ruling dynasty was the Ching, established by Manchus from Manchuria, who in 1644 had superseded the Ming. These descendants of the Tatars appreciated Chinese civilization and adopted a conciliatory attitude toward their subjects. They refused, however, to allow intermarriage with the Chinese, for they realized that only their blood difference kept them from being assimil...
  • British Requests To The Chinese Government
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    Explain why the British were unhappy with the Guangzhou (Canton) trading system. At the time of the first opium war, the British had to deal with large tariffs, bribes, and taxes, being restricted to a single port with many living restrictions, and an alien system of law. For a majority of the time preceding 1760 all ports were technically open to British trade, however they faced the same restrictions as Guangzhou. Starting in 1757 the Chinese government imposed large duties at Ningpo and other...
  • Benefits To British Columbia
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    American annexation or Canadian confederation? This was the question that British Columbia was faced with during the 1860's. At this time, British Columbia was undergoing a great depression due to an under populated colony ruled by a very expensive government. Many argued that annexation would remedy this and turn British Columbia into a prosperous state and that confederation is only giving false promises of a great government. The following will promote annexation over confederation stating th...

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