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“Colonies are like fruits which cling to the tree only till they ripen.” Comment.

“Colonies are like fruits which cling to the tree only till they ripen.” Comment.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: A powerful nation may form an empire by conquering lands and peoples who are weak and on a lower level of development, or by establishing colonies of emigrants in foreign lands. But these dependent people may themselves grow in […]

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“In all the long annals of Imperialism, the partition of Africa is a remarkable freak.” Comment.

“In all the long annals of Imperialism, the partition of Africa is a remarkable freak.”Comment.                                             OR What do you understand by imperialism? State briefly its unique features in the case of Africa?  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: […]

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Explain how American imperialism in Philippines differed with European imperialism in Indonesia and Indo-China?

Explain how American imperialism in Philippines differed with European imperialism in Indonesia and Indo-China. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Philippines, Indonesia and Indo-China, all are situated in South East Asia. During nineteenth and early twentieth century, a new phase of imperialism had started. Whereas Philippines suffered American imperialism, Indonesia and Indo-China was under European imperialism. America, as a […]

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Trace the growth of British imperialism in South Africa from 1800 to 1907.

Trace the growth of British imperialism in South Africa from 1800 to 1907. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: South Africa was a Dutch colony until 1795. In 1795 the Cape was captured by the British during the French Revolutionary Wars, and the 1814 peace settlement decided that it should remain British. Many British settlers went out to Cape […]

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Discuss the Self-strengthening movement in China.

Discuss the Self-strengthening movement in China.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Self Strengthening Movement (1861 – 1895) was a push to modernise China, particularly in the fields of industry and defence during the late Qing dynasty following a series of military defeats and concessions to foreign powers. The main self-strengtheners were Feng Guifen, Zeng Guofan, Li Hongzhang (the […]

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Write a critical note on: Importance of the Opium War in the history of China.

Write a critical note on: Importance of the Opium War in the history of China.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Until well into the nineteenth century China was almost closed to European. Having one of the oldest civilization, Chinese were proud of their culture and despised all foreigners as barbarians. But due to lack of contact with the […]

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“The Treaty of Nanking is the basic act in the imposing but unstable structure of international relations which governed China for a hundred years.” Comment.

“The Treaty of Nanking is the basic act in the imposing but unstable structure of international relations which governed China for a hundred years.” Comment.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Treaty of Nanking (August 29, 1842) is the agreement which marked the end of the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and China. It was the […]

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Write a critical note on: Theory of ‘The New imperialism’ after 1870. OR Discuss the emergence of neo-imperialism in the late nineteenth century.

Write a critical note on: “Theory of ‘The New imperialism’ after 1870.”  OR Discuss the emergence of neo-imperialism in the late nineteenth century.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The New Imperialism was a period of colonial expansion—and its accompanying ideologies— mainly by the European powers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The qualifier “new” is to contrast […]

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“Nominally the new Turkey was republican and democratic.” Comment.

“Nominally the new Turkey was republican and democratic.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Mustafa Kemal Pasha, “Ataturk” or “Father of the Turks” was founder of modern Turkey. He led the foundation of the democratic, secular Republic of Turkey. In 1923, Turkish Republic was formally proclaimed and Ataturk was unanimously elected as its first President. The new Turkey was […]

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Was German unification achieved more by ‘coal and iron’ than by ‘blood and iron’?

Was German unification achieved more by ‘coal and iron’ than by ‘blood and iron’? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Prussian Prime Minister and great diplomat had once said that the unification of Germany would to achieved through ‘blood and iron’. The great British economist of 20th century John Maynard Keynes had observed that the German Empire was not founded […]

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