What were the causes of the new imperialism that took place after 1880, and what effects did European and American imperialism have on Africa and Asia?
What arguments did Kipling make to justify European expansion in Africa and Asia? How does the selection by Edward Morel challenge or undermine Kipling’s beliefs?
Describe the effects of the Meiji Restoration on Japan. Was the period from 1860-1914 beneficial or detrimental to the Japanese? Why or why not?
What were the long-range and immediate causes of World War I?
How do the telegrams exchanged between William II and Nicholas II reveal why the Europeans foolishly went to war in 1914? What do they tell us about the nature of the relationship between these two monarchs?