Chapter 14.1 project

Colonial rule in southeast asia

Key Terms

Imperialism-Extentension of a nations power over other lands to gain control economically. Included establishing colonies, trade posts, etc.

protectorate-Political unit that depends on another government for its protection

indirect rule- allows existing rulers to maintain power as a part of a colonel structure

direct rule- remote existing rulers, replace leaders from another country

Key People

King Mongkun and King Chulalongkorn- Helped prevent Thailand from falling to european powers

Commodore George Dewey-U.S. Naval Commander that defeated Spanish in the manila bay for control of the Philippines

Emilio Aguinaldo- Leads independence movement in the Philippines. First against Spanish, then against U.S.


Singapore- An island city-state of located in Asia

Burma- Borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand.

Thailand- Thailand is located next to Vietnam

Phillippines- The Philippines are located off of the coast of southeast Asia in the pacific ocean

Why were Westerners so determined to colonize Southeast Asia?

The westerners wanted to colonize southeast Asia for spices and other things that could not be found in the West.

How is Imperialism connected to Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism was mainly just a cover for Imperialism.

What was the chief goal of the Western nations?

To colonize eastern lands for resources they couldn't get anywhere else and for land to expand their empires.