Imperialism is the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
- An example of imperialism is between Britain and India. The British started taking over India in the east and exercised their political power. Then ended up taking all the remaining Indian states.
- another example is with china. The west wanted them to open up to foreign trade and relations. china didn't have the power or technology to fight back. So they were then forced to open up to trade.
- Japan was isolated for a while. Nut that led to them being behind in technology and military. That forced them to open trade to the west.
- The Belgian King Leopold sent troops to Africa to establish trade. Then all the other nations like like France and Germany go and try to fight for land in Africa. This was known as the scramble for Africa.