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World History essay about imperialism.

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Which economic, political, and social forces were most responsible for the new imperialism of the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries?

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Economic forces; The need for raw Materials like gold, iron, copper, diamond to drive the industries 

Political forces: Strategic. Naval Bases for projection of power as outlined by Alfred T Mahan in 1898. the countries need to have  colonies to prove legitimacy as a world power.

Social forces; Colonialism was seen as a duty to those "poor, uncivilized" cultures
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