Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia
Come to Southeast Asia!
Places to Colonize!
One of the main areas being colonized during the late 1800s and early 1900s founded by Sir Thomas Raffles.
A political unit that depends on another government for its protection.
Allows existing ruler to maintain power as part of colonial structure.
Remove existing rulers, replace with leaders from the mother country
Prevent european powers from becoming the leader of their country and falling to European powers. They keep control. Unified with King Chulalongkorn to stay independent.
Prevent european powers from becoming the leader of their country and falling to European powers. They keep control. Unified with King Mongkut to stay independent.
Commodore George Dewey
Took the United states naval forces and defeated the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay.
Leads independence movement in the Philippines. First against Spanish then against the U.S.
Why were Westerners so determined to colonize Southeast Asia?
They wanted to colonize Asia so they could have more land and more resources for their country.
How is Imperialism connected to Social Darwinism?
Many of the philosophies of Social Darwinism were incorporated into Imperialism as a way of rule.