Check Your Understanding Questions
What are possible reasons why China did not industrialize when many other wealthy and powerful nations did?
What changes were made to Japan’s traditional social structure as a result of the Meiji Restoration?
What did “the civilizing mission” of industrialized nations entail?
How did technological developments assist in colonization?
Which two nations most interfered with Italy’s desire to establish an empire in Africa?
Why did the United States want to gain control of islands in the Pacific?
Why did Germany have only a few colonies compared to France and Britain?
How were Africans treated in the Congo Free State?
How did imperialism harm the health of colonized people?
What caused the Boxer Uprising in China?