overview of imperalism
Imperialism started with the Europeans arriving in Asia at the turn of the sixteenth century. The Europeans arrived as traders but eventually stayed as occupiers and taking over colonies to increase their strength and wealth.
"Overview for Imperialism and Industrialization." Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History. Ed. Jennifer Stock. Vol. 2: Asia and Oceania. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2013. World History in Context. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.