Imperialism Haley Crews

Imperialism is when a strong regions take over a weaker region.

U.S. did not make enough money because Hawaii was selling more goods. They decided if they made Hawaii part of the U.S., they would make more money and have another state. None of the Hawaiians liked this idea. Hawaii wouldn't be making as much money because it would just go through the U.S.. United States Marines helped Sanford B. Dole overthrow the queen. U.S. pointed out that they would need a naval bases to protect world trade.

United States also tried to take over China. The U.S. wasn't the only one fighting for China. France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan and Russia also were fighting over China. United States was scared that there financial interests were in trouble. The U.S. Secretary of State, John Hay, got in contact with the nations involved and asked that all powers have equal access to China, aka the Open Door Policy. Chinese was not engaged in any of this. Not a lot of Chinese people were happy about these foreign powers assuming they can do as they wish with their country.

Since the early 2000's, some of the Chinese investors were interested in Zambia's natural resources. They made deals with Zambia's government to mine copper and coal there. Chinese immigrants moved into rural towns and cities and started construction companies; gem mines, copper, and coal. They also built restaurants, hotels, schools, and hospitals. Then instances of corruption, criminal cover ups, and labor abuse began to start a conflict between the Chinese and Africans.

If you were to ask a Cuban who the biggest imperialistic country is, they would say the United States. The Cuban exiles made an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist government in 1961. History.com states, "The exiles were armed with American weapons, implicating the government in one of the largest scale clandestine scandals to be revealed in centuries". The overthrow ended up being a failure. The United States barred Its citizen from visiting Cuba or importing Cuban goods. The Cuban economy was left devastated when the U.S. government imposed a trade embargo.

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