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Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35 (13:45)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:04 Why did the British go to war with China in 1839?
  2. 03:11 What were the results of the Treaty of Nanjing?
  3. 06:21 Why, according to John Green, were Europeans suddenly able to extend control over large parts of Africa in the late nineteenth century?
  4. 07:48 How did Africans respond to European colonialism?
  5. 09:52 How, according to John Green, did Europeans manage to rule their distant overseas colonies?
  6. 10:25 Why does John Green theorize that many local leaders put up with colonial rule?
  7. 12:04 How did Egypt end up as a colony?