And all of this turned out for naught when Kuomintang failed. It was easier and cheaper. Anyway, due to lack of monkey fireworks, the Chinese counterattacks were unsuccessful, and they eventually signed the treaty of Nanjing, which stated that Britain got Hong Kong and five other treaty ports, as well as the equivalent of two billion dollars in cash. From very early on, the European settlers who became Americans were intent on pushing westward and conquering territory. I have a long standing opposition to bigamy.
Each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. First of all, they were still rulers. In this respect, they were a lot like the Chinese, and also the Indians, and the Vietnamese and, you get the picture. Even more important was quinine medicine, sometimes in the form of tonic water, mixed into refreshing quintessentially British gin and tonics. Maxim, I hate the Captive Flying Machine. Drawing on multiple resources and media exposes you to different approaches to a complex subject and diverse avenues to learn.
What a great reminder of imperialism. Wondering Wednesday is on holidays until after the Best Of Awards is a place to facepalm and discuss the particularly dire sorts of history that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. In which John Green teaches you about European Imperialism in the 19th century. Also, on a personal note, I feel it's worth pointing out that if we're considering how we want to educate people on an introductory, baseline level, I find tone more important than accuracy. Because of their small numbers relative to local populations, most European colonizers resorted to indirect rule, relying on the governments that were already there but exerting control over their leaders.
Industrialized nations push economic integration upon developing nations, and then extract value from those developing nations, just as you would from a mine or a field you owned. Fighting lasted about 4 months and fewer than 400 Americans were killed in combat, although 5,000 died of, wait for it, disease. Stan, sometimes I feel like I should give up teaching world history and just become a band name generator. Europeans didn't fail to take over territory in Africa until the late 19th century because they didn't want to; they failed because they couldn't. By the 19th century, European gun technology had improved dramatically, especially with the introduction of the Maxim machine gun, which allowed Europeans to wipe out Africans in battle after battle.
Intro Yeah, I don't know, I'm still undecided. The French protectorates of Morocco and Tunisia were ruled by Arab monarchs, and the French also ruled through native kings in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. By the 1830s, British free trade policy unleashed a flood of opium in China, which threatened China's favorable balance of trade. It's all your fault, Hiram Maxim, and nobody believes your story about the light bulb. The last part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, built between 1891 and 1916, went down to the coast through Manchuria. Please make sure send him plenty of money though.
You must pardon me as I give you a crash course in these schools of thought and why they are problematic. Dear Hiram Maxim, I hate you. Hawaii, Guam, and especially the Philippines opened up access to China. Russians were taking control of territory in Central Asia and Siberia and either absorbing or displacing the native people who lived there, which was the exact same thing that we were doing. Unfortunately, it has been removed for the following reason s : Your comment is in violation of Rule 4. That is where it gets very misleading.
I don't think that was the original quote. I'll see you next week. Village militias at Sanyuanli in 1841 declared themselves in opposition to any threat regardless of origin; later that year the British plenipotentiary Charles Elliot successfully bought passage to Macau from local fishermen for barely a fifth of the price the Qing government was willing to pay for his capture; 4 and 3000 Cantonese and Hakka labourers were hired as logistical support for the Anglo-French expedition to Beijing in 1860 the one that ended in the burning of the Summer Palace. Our script supervisor is Danica Johnson. And here we get our next big issue. One key thing to consider is that the burning of the Summer Palace was ordered in order that there be a controlled attack on what was essentially a dynastic symbol, being the private residence of the Imperial family, as opposed to risking the uncontrolled looting of Beijing itself.
Speaking of scrambles and the European colonization of Africa, you know what they say--sometimes to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs. Let's go to the Thought Bubble. Also Platt seems to indicate that his support for foreign arms procurement was based mainly on their psychological effect on the Chinese people as opposed to their direct physical utility. Stupid disease, always ruining everything. The resulting Philippine War lasted 4 years, from 1899-1903.
Roll the intro while I think about it. In most cases, Europeans ruled their colonies with the help of, and sometimes completely through, intermediaries and collaborators. In fact, they've continued to influence ideas about the West today, and not only outside the West. Those of you more familiar with U. That's a consequence of the move toward testing and metrics in education. Sorry, I just wanted to get the palindrome in there somewhere.