Imperialism

Events

Dutch east india company founds Cape Town in South Africa

1652

supply station for ships en route to Asia. Also, the lands held fertile soil and other natural resources.

Xhosa slaughtered

1652 - 1753

Sydney Harbor, establishment of colony of New South Wales

1788

Napoleonic Wars

1799 - 1815

Australian population fell severely and European population increased severely

1800 - 1900

Afrikaner society disrupted by British

1806

James Monroe (US) warns Europeans against imperialism in the west

1817 - 1825

Brit's abolished slavery in Africa

1833

Treaty of Waitangi

1840

Signaled coming of official British colonial control in New Zealand

France establishes colonial rule in Marquesas

1841 - 1880

Republic of Natal annexed by Brit's

1843

Discovery of gold sparks migration to Austrailia

1851

Orange Free State annexed by Brit's

1854

British force Maori into poor rural communities

1856 - 1900

This occurred after long-lasting Maori opposition

South African Republic annexed by Brit's

1860

Discovery of diamonds and gold

1867 - 1886

Berlin West African Conference

1884 - 1885

Omdurman Massacre

1892

Italian forces invade Ethiopia, but could not establish colonies

1895

Spanish-Cuban-American war

1898 - 1899

Sparked from anticolonial tensions

South African War

1899 - 1902

Between Brit' authorities and Afrikaners

Only remaining independent kingdom is Tonga

1900

Brit's reconstitute colonies in Union of South Africa

1902 - 1910