The Age of Imperialism

Timeline created by Brandonw5599
In History
  • Introduction

    The Age of Imperialism, beginning around 1760, saw Europeans industrializing nations, influencing, and annexing other parts of the world. I chose to do this timeline because this topic caught my attention when we were talking about imperialism in one of the modules.
  • Opium War

    Opium War
    It was fought between China and Britain and gained commercial privileges and legal and territorial concessions in China. It lasted from 1839 to 1842.
  • Second Treaty of Saigon

    Second Treaty of Saigon
    The Treaty of Saigon was signed on June 5, 1862, between representatives of the French Empire and gave France control over South Vietnam.
  • Age of New Imperialism

    Age of New Imperialism
    European states established vast empires mainly in Africa, but also Asia and the Middle East. European powers did not usually acquire territory (except for Spain in the Americas and Portugal in Brazil) but rather built a series of trading stations. It respected and frequently cooperated with local rulers in India, China, Japan, Indonesia, and other areas where trade flourished between locals and European coastal trading centers.
  • Scramble of Africa

    Scramble of Africa
    This was the invasion, occupation, division, and consolation of African territory by European powers during a short period of time known as New Imperialism.
  • First Sino-Japanese War

    First Sino-Japanese War
    This was a conflict between the Qing dynasty of China and the Empire of Japan primarily over influence in Joseon Korea.
  • Hundred Days Reform

    Hundred Days Reform
    The Hundred Days' Reform or Wuxu Reform was a failed 103-day national, cultural, political, and educational reform movement from 11 June to 22 September 1898 in late Qing dynasty China.
  • Fashoda Incident

    Fashoda Incident
    This event was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in East Africa. A French expedition to Fashoda on the White Nile river sought to gain control of the Upper Nile river and thereby exclude Britain from Sudan.
  • The Boer War

    The Boer War
    It was fought between the British Empire and two independent Boer states, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa. The trigger of the war was the discovery of diamonds and gold in the Boer states.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    Between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea.
  • The End of Imperialism

    By 1914, Great Britain controlled the largest number of colonies. Imperialism had consequences that affected the colonial nations, Europe, and the world.