Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday, 12th of April

Hi. Today was Anca's turn to do the journal, but I want to do the journal today  because yesterday  I couldn't. Thanks Manal :*  Let's start revising.

Today in Social Sciences lesson we have learnt about the big colonial empires. At the beginning of the lesson Paqui has explained us about the scramble for Africa. In 1880 there were some colonies on the coast, but some years later all the continent of Africa was full of colonies. The main European powers became confronted in the colonization of Africa. France and the United Kingdom  wanted to create continuous  empires.( France from West to East and the United Kingdom from North to South).

Souce: http://web.mit.edu/21h.580/www/bz/bz33.jpg



Souce: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scramble_for_Africa#/media/File:Punch_Rhodes_Colossus.png

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/364439794821112682/




After that Paqui has explained us The Berlin Conference. In order to avoid a war between the European powers in their race to occupy Africa, Bismarck decided to sponsor a conference in Berlin (1885). The main decisions were: rivers didn't belong to anyone, the country that occupied the coast of a territory could seize the interior and creation of  the Congo Free State. In less than 20 years Africa was colonized. All the territory was distributed between the Europeans and only Liberia, Morocco and Abyssinia remained free.
Souce:http://goblackcentral.com/2013/05/the-scramble-for-africa-berlin-conference-1884-1885-video/

If you want to learn more...  https://youtu.be/AC6wggXdBs4


Now, I'm going to talk about the exploitation of Congo. Congo was exploited by King Leopold II of Belgium. He forced workers to collect  rubber. They weren't slaves.  They didn't receive a salary, they only received food and a house. They had to work faster and faster  collecting rubber. If they went slow, Leopold cut one of their hands.  He considered them inferior. More than 10 million people died in Congo in  this conditions.
Roger Casement was a British man. He was travelling through the river Congo and he discovered what happened there. When he saw the situation he made a report. After that  he presented this report to the British Parliament and he explained there the Congo's situation, The British Parliament couldn't do anything. (It happened at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century).
                         Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium

Source: http://senderosporvenezuela.com.ve/?p=1939


Source: https://www.emaze.com/@AOOCZCZL/Presentation-Name


Source: http://blackhistoryfactorfiction.com/exploitation-of-the-congo/
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement


Finally we have spoken about Asia. Asia wasn't distributed as Africa. The Europeans got some territories there. China was the most coveted country. It was a really empire since the Ancient Era. China continued to be independent but the British obliged them to open China to the foreigners  after the two Opium Wars. And they revolted against the foreigners (Boxer Rebellion) at the end of the 19th century.
Source: http://regentsprep.org/regents/global/themes/imperialism/china.cfm

Here you have more information..     http://regentsprep.org/regents/global/themes/imperialism/china.cfm


 At the end of the lesson Paqui has given us the assessment of the project. For homework we have to complete a scheme about this  and the assessment.

BYE! ;)

VOCABULARY

-Date back from - remontarse a
-Rubber - caucho
-Entangle - enredado
-Burma - Birmania
-Forced workers - trabajadores forzosos
-Coveted - deseado
-Boxer rebellion - rebelión de los Bóxers
-Boxers - a group of Chinese people who practised a martial art similar to kickboxing and revolted against the foreign influence in 1899.

5 comments:

santiago Blázquez said...

Great job Andrei!! I think you've done a really god journal, and very complete!

AnDrEi Mihaila said...

Thanks a lot. I think that this lesson was so painful.

Manal Morrhadi said...

Your welcome,Andrei, it doesn't matter, maybe one day I'll need your help! HaHaHa. Good job Andrei, as Santiago has said, you have done a complete journal.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Andrei,

There are some things you should correct about the pictures:

- You have included some pictures that are the same as the ones Manal included the previous day. You should change them for other similar pictures (about the same topic).

- The pictures about the dead people and the hands are not historically accurate. The one of the dead people belongs to Germany, to an avalanche during a music festial, not to Congo during the Belgian rule, and the jelly hands are a little disgusting. You should look for real pictures of that period.

As for Roger Casement report, the British Parliament couldn’t do anything,because they didn't want to, and as Lorena said, they were also exploiting the indigenous peoples f their own colonies. But the scandal of Congowas so big internationaly that the Belgian government took Congo from King Leopold II and administered the colony directly. Here you have the link to complete the information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casement_Report


Finally, these are my corrections (spelling mistakes mainly):

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France and the United Kingdom wanted to create continuous empires.( France from West to East and the United Kingdom from North to South).




After that Paqui has explained us The Berlin Conference. In order to avoid a war between the European powers in their race to occupy Africa, Bismarck decided to sponsor a conference in Berlin (1885). The main decisions were: rivers didn't belong to anyone, the country that occupied the coast of a territory could seize the interior and creation of the Congo Free State. In less than 20 years Africa was colonized. All the territory was distributed between the Europeans and only Liberia, Morocco and Abyssinia remained free.

Roger Casement was a British man.


Finally we have spoken about Asia. Asia wasn't distributed as Africa. The Europeans got some territories there. China was the most coveted country. It was a real(ly) empire since the Ancient Era. China continued to be independent, but the British obliged them to open China to the foreigners after the two Opium Wars. And they revolted against the foreigners (Boxer Rebellion) at the end of the 19th century.


VOCABULARY

-Burma - Birmania
-Coveted - deseado
-Boxers - a group of Chinese people who practised a martial art similar to kickboxing and revolted against the foreign influence in 1899.


The video you found is really interesting to understand the scramble for Africa.

Bye!

AnDrEi Mihaila said...

Hello Paqui

I have corrected the journal.