These 23 documents explore the causes and effects of European and Japanese imperialism. 1-9 are about the European motives of natural resources, markets, and racism (social Darwinism and White Man's Burden). 10-12 explore the Opium Wars in China, Treaty of Nanjing, and spheres of influence, docs 13-15 are about the British in India using railroads, exploited labor, and causing famine, docs 16-19 are about the scramble for Africa, Berlin Conference, and Belgian Congo, and 20-23 are about The Tokugawa's isolationism, Matthew Perry, the Meiji Restoration, and Japanese Imperialism.
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