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    emergence and rule of British imperialism. What were some of the key ideas and visualizations that geographers portrayed to their empires, to understand and perceive the world and places in a more complete sense? Firstly, I am looking to go over the history of British imperialism and what constituted their great success. Secondly, I will be referring to the support and importance that the Royal Geographic Society served to the empire and how they attempted to conceptualize imperialism and rule over nations

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    The Legacy of British Imperialism in Africa By the year 1924, approximately one-quarter of the world’s total land area and population was under the control of the British Empire. Before Africa was invaded by Europeans there was not a lot of information known about the inner regions of the continent. After some explorers took the chance of venturing deeper into the mysterious continent, Europeans realized how much they could gain from it. Britain, at this time, had only a small claim in Africa, but

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    Metcalf, T.W. Roberts, Daniel Headrick, and other notable historians explore the development of the European imperial project through the use of architecture, technology, and medicine. These technologies become the machines and driving force of imperialism and are used to retain control over colonial regions. Headrick argues that these sciences provide the means to the motives behind the imperialist powers who are working to keep their territorial subjects subdued to their will. Without the means

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    Imperialism is the advocacy of power and domain by acquiring territory or gaining political and economic control of an area (“Imperialism”). British Imperialism was motivated by the nation’s success during Industrialization. The Industrial Revolution was a time period between 18th and 19th centuries where predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban (“Industrialization”). Industrialization sparked an urge in the British nation to modernize the non industrialized

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    Imperialism is the policy of extending one country’s rule over many lands. Meaning, countries wanted to imperialize other countries to gain power, wealth, and even respect. During the 1800s,The British imperialized many countries. An example of a country they imperialized was India. In India, there were positive and negative affect to imperialism by the british. During the 1850s, British Imperialism had both positive and negative affects in India through the Sepoy Rebellion, especially through The

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    Hello and welcome to History with Lily. In today's podcast I will be focusing on British Imperialism over India. Whilst the Government of India Act in 1858 stated that India was primarily ruled by Queen Victoria, it was overall constructive as it gave India relief from British Imperialism and granted India some independence. According to Cambridge University, Imperialism can be defined as "a situation in which one country has a lot of power or influence over others, especially in political and

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    national and the international is essential to understanding the very nature of imperialism. The 19th century marked an era of “Pax Britannica”, where Great Britain was the world hegemon, unrivaled at sea, marking the height of British economic and imperial power. Britain’s power was rooted in its prized national economic system of capitalism and free enterprise. This capitalist empire ushered in a paradoxical British monopoly on world trade as well as wealth and progress on the Isles. However,

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    Consolidating the British Empire: The British Empire was an empire on which the sun never set. Lasting for over three hundred years, Britain became the global hegemonic power of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the wilds of Australia, to the fertile lands of Africa, the British Empire ruled over a quarter of the world’s population. With the empire ever expanding, visual and material culture became relied upon to help consolidate the empire. Overall, whether an advertisement for soap

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    their element of exoticism and corruption, attracting the British public to the idea of colonial enterprise, native rebellions against British imperial rule inspired fear within the British public (Doyle, 2010). By calling the loyalties of colonial natives into question, and casting doubt on the overall security of Britain, the popular support of territorial expansion began to decrease. To understand these popular responses to British imperialism, this article analysis a piece of Arthur Conan Doyle's

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    commemorate 140 years since British Queen, Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. One of the greatest empires that ever existed was the British Empire. (Dictionary.com, LLC, 2016) Following the Industrial Revolution, there was a race between European nations to acquire resources, claim land, and imperialise “primitive” nations. (British Empire, 2014) The British Empire looked to India to increase their wealth and power on a global level. Although British imperialism of India enriched some aspects

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