|i. ||Probable great increase of world's production.|
|ii. ||Possible Asiatic competition with more expensive
European and American labor.|
|iii. ||Possible rebellion of natives against European employers.|
|5. ||Effect on non-European peoples.|
|a. ||Inhumane exploitation of natives in many cases.|
|b. ||Partial Europeanization in culture.|
|c. ||Gradual economic and political Europeanization.|
II. HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDReferences:--( Moon, ch. ii). * Hayes, II, 547-550. * Viallate, v-18. Culbertson, 2-6. Robinson, British Empire, chs. ii, vii, ix, xi. Valentin, 1-17. Wright, Romance of Colonisation. Beer, Old Colonial System. Bruce, Broadstone of Empire. # Schuyler, "Rise of Anti-Imperialism in
England", Pol. Sci. Quart., XXXVII, 440-471, and "The Climax of Anti-
Imperialism in England", Pol. Sci. Quart., XXXVI, 537-560. Pratt, Rise of
Rail Power in War and Conquest. Leroy-Beaulieu, première partie, livre
premier. Lenin, Der Imperialismus. Grunzel, Economic Protectionism. Fisk and
Peirce, International Commercial Policies, chs. i-iv. General
A. INSIGNIFICANCE OF EUROPE IN RELATION TO THE WORLD, PRIOR TO 15TH CENTURY.
B. FIRST PHASE OF EUROPEAN EXPANSION, FROM 15TH TO 18TH CENTURY
(mere summary intended).
|1. ||Economic aspects.|
|a. ||Belief of monarchs and statesmen, in 16th and 17th centuries,
that colonies, shipping, and commerce were desirable for strong
|b. || Eighteenth century mercantilism as a refinement of this idea in
light of economic progress.|
|i. ||Improved transportation, making commerce in bulky
|ii. ||Increased manufactures of Western Europe, seeking
|iii. ||Difficulty of finding European markets for manufactures
produced in most countries.|
|iv. ||Hence desire for monopolistic control of colonial
|v. ||Emphasis on precious metals, hence desire to obtain
bullion and raw materials from colonies.|
|vi. ||Emphasis on shipping and sea-power.|
|2. ||Importance of non-economic factors, especially:|
|b. ||Ambition of national monarchs.|
|c. ||Spirit of adventure.|
|3. ||Collapse of the old mercantilist system.|
|a. ||Destruction of French colonial empire, 1763.|
|b. ||Disruption of English colonial empire, 1783.|
|c. ||Revolt of Spanish-American colonies, c. 1810-24.|
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Book title: Syllabus on International Relations.
Contributors: Parker Thomas Moon - Author, Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) - OrganizationName.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1925.
Page number: 39.
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