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Imperialism in China
Imperialism: The domination of one
country over the political, economic,
and cultural life of another country or
people.
Opium
► The
British Import the
large quantities of
opium to China.
► Opium:
A highly
addictive drug that is
related to heroin.
How did opium affect Chinese
society?
►
A large amount of people became addicted
► Increased
crime and lawlessness
► Corruption
in the government because of
bribes by the British
What do you see?
The Opium War
► The
Chinese outlaw
the sale of opium in
China
► The
British start a war
so they can continue
to sell the drug.
► The
British Win
China is Split into Spheres of
influence
► Sphere
of Influence:
An area of China
controlled by a European
Country
Open Door Policy: No
restrictions on trade in
China.
Extraterritoriality:
A foreigner does not
need to follow the laws
of the country they are
Visiting.
What are the four motivations of
Imperialism?
►
Political: To gain power
and influence over other
nations.
►
Racial: The belief that one
group of people is superior
to another.
►
Economic: To take control
of another countries
wealth and resources.
►
Religious: To spread a
religion to other people