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Christopher Columbus "discovers" America

1492

British empire is the only flourishing/functioning empire in the world

1850

The British empire is the only flourishing and functioning empire in the world.

World War I

1914

"Peak" of imperialism

1920

British Power

Beginning of imperialism

1650 - 1750

"Expansion is a matter of setting up small trading posts and settlements"

British empire grows

1750 - 1914

All other European empires grow weaker while the British empire grows stronger

Period of Deconolization

1920 - 1970