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Similar/wanting people to adopt their culture (ex; European Countries)


Cultural Diffusion;

Different cultures,beliefs,religions,etc.


What are the countries most effected by imperialisisim?

The Middle East,Asia,Africa,and India.


Advantages to alliances:

Powerful combinations that no one would dare attack.


Disadvantages to alliances:

Increased international tensions,increased chances of conflict/war


Why were the Balkans called "the powder key of Europe"?

Because they were a ticking-time bomb waiting to happen. Angry that the Austria-Hungary had control of them. Also because they were alliances with Russia who's military was pretty strong at the time.



Local rulers stayed in place but European advisors controlled trade & sent missionaries.


Sphere of influence?

Outside power claimed all rights to make investment or conduct trade.


In the 'assassination' who were the key figures involved?

Archduke Francis & Archduchess Sofia, Gabrinuvic & Princip


Date of the assassination?

June 18,1914


Why did the assassination occur?

Many Serbians were ruled by Austria,extreme patriotism - to kill the, for Serbia.


How did the assassination spark World War 1?

The people of Austria- Hungary were enraged that their leaders were assassinated. Especially by Serbians. This lead to war with Serbia.


How was the assassination plotted?

The group knew they'd visit Sarajevo because they saw it on a newspaper clipping & became the meeting place. Two conspirators were allowed.


How do borders vs. boundaries create conflicts vs. cooperation between people?

-'Resources/Natural Resources (ex; Africa)
- Religion (ex; India & Pakistan)
- Independence ( ex; Russia & Japan)


How might societal problems be ignited or solved by geographic map analysis?

local people,physical features,and culture attributions.


How might the location of a place affect the life of people in that place?

It affects the life of people in both negative and positive ways (depending on who) . Ex; Africa & European "colonization" . It effects them negatively because they have to uproot & adapt to European 'civilization' when it's their native home land/culture. While this is a positive effect on European countries and their involvement in imperialism.


What is imperialism?

Trying to build an empire.


Which areas of the globe were most effected by Imperialisim?

Africa,The Middle East,Southeast Asia,and India.


Why did imperialism take place in the late 1800's/ early 1900's ?

For Ideological,Ecomonic,Political,Military and Exploratory 'reasons'.


How did imperialism contribute to World War 1?

It had to contribute to a lot of countries feeling controlled by other countries - or using them only for their resources. (ex; If Britain needed resources it'd get some from a weaker country like the Zulu tribe)


Why might historians disagree about the most important cause of WWI?

Historical bias such as having a different point of view,perspective,and beliefs. In the Research process,sources & the type of questions asked.
(Ex; A man/woman who lived through World War 1 will have a different perspective in the war then someone who didn't. )


How was militarism evident in Germany in the early 1900's? Why might militarism increase the chance of war?

(Four)Laws were passed in 1898,1908,and 1912 calling for money to build vessels for the German Navy. (Ex; 2nd biggest military in size to Britain)