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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. 01:21 How were the British able to move beyond trading only silver with China?
  2. 02:05 What did Britain do when China stopped allowing them to trade?
  3. 02:58 What were the terms of the treaty of Nanjing?
  4. 06:21 What are some of the reasons Europeans were able to colonize almost all of Africa in the nineteenth century?
  5. 07:15 Why does John Green hate Hiram Maxim?
  6. 08:15 What are some of the countries that were not colonized by the Europeans?
  7. 09:06 What does it mean that the European colonists resorted to indirect rule?
  8. 10:21 What are some of the thoughts about why rulers allowed indirect rule?
  9. 11:04 Although most of the colonization seemed fairly easy, what is one instance where Europeans faced some challenges in colonization occur?