Imperialism

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Imperialism at it's finest

The policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.


One of the main causes of the First World War was imperialism: an unequal relationship, often in the form of an empire, forced on other countries and peoples, resulting in domination and subordination of economics, culture, and territory. Historians disagree on whether the primary reason for imperialism was cultural or economic, but whatever the reason, Europeans in the late 19th century increasingly chose to safeguard their access to markets, raw materials, and returns on their investments by seizing outright political and military control of the undeveloped world.


When other countries caught onto the fact that Europe was in control of most of the globe they decided that they wanted a piece of the globe. When this started disagreements took place and counties started fighting. With all these countries at each necks the war started with full rage. With most of the countries fighting for pieces of Africa they were getting at each other even more. With all the countries fighting for one piece of land they stated to argue with each other which in the end resulted in fighting. With this amount of countries fighting over the same land they had to come to some agreements on the land but most of the land was fought over.

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