THE NEW IMPERIALISM, 1870-1900
PAST YEAR ESSAY QUESTIONS
How far did European countries benefit from imperial expansion in the late 19th century?
Why did European nations become more interested in expanding their empires in the later years of the 19th century?
Assess the effects of imperialism on European countries during the later years of the nineteenth century.
What was ‘new’ about imperialism in the later years of the nineteenth century?
How important were economic rivalries as a reason for imperial expansion in the later nineteenth century?
Explain the factors which attracted European imperialism either to Africa or to Asia in the later 19th century.
Assess the effects of imperial expansion on Europe in the later 19th century.
Why were European governments more willing to support imperialist policies in the later years of the nineteenth century? (You should refer to developments in at least two of Britain, France and Germany in your answer.).
Were the motives for European imperialism in the later 19th century more aggressive than defensive? Explain your answer.
‘Imperialism resulted in more problems than benefits.’ Assess this judgement on the effects of imperialism on Europe in the later 19th century.
‘Political factors were more important than economic motives in explaining the New Imperialism of the later nineteenth century’. How far do you agree with this view?
Explain the reasons why any 2 European countries were involved in the ‘New Imperialism’ of the later nineteenth century.
‘The most important effect of the ‘New Imperialism’ on Europe was to increase tensions between governments.’ How far do you agree with this claim?
Explain the problems European countries faced in promoting imperial expansion during the later 19th...