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Alliance System and New Imperialism Paper
Agron Ujkaj, Ebony Jackson, De ‘Anna Lanier, Simone Haney, Melvin McClain
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June 18, 2012
Darrett Pullins

Alliance System and New Imperialism Paper
The British Empire was the most extensive empire in World History and for a substantial time was the most global power. Balance of power theory is the idea that national security is enhanced when military capabilities are distributed so that no state is strong enough to dominate all others (Waltz, 1979). Balancing is defined as allying with others against the prevailing threats against one another. This paper will focus on the Britain Empire and will include the following: Britain empire and the alliances to which the empire belonged, the concerns for security, strength and wealth that led the empire to enter the alliances, how other empires' expansionism fuelled a race for empire, major imperialist activities of Britain empire during the 19th century, concerns for security, strength and wealth led Britain empire to seek to expand colonial holdings and how Britain empire's alliances and imperial ambitions led to its involvement in World War I.
The Major imperialist activities in Britain during the 19th century
The new imperial movement came into play when Britain sought to take over nonindustrial regions and territories to increase their presence and control that countries resource. Though Britain was small, the British were known for their ability to grow and colonize all over the world enabling Britain to become a world power. The latter half of the 19th century technology played an important role in shaping the British Empire. When factories switched over from manpower to steam power, production was increased exponentially. Products were made faster. Technology even changed the way wars were being fought. No longer relevant is the outdated one shot musket…...

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