Euro-American Colonial Expansion 

1795-British take Cape Colony

1821-Republic of Liberia

1836-1839--great Trek of the Afrikaners

1867-End of Atlantic slave trade

1869-Suez Canal

1879--British/Zulu War

1880-British Protectorate in Egypt

1882-French control Algeria

1885-Congress of Berlin

1889-Menelik unites Ethiopia

1889-1902-Boer War

1896--Battle of Adowa (Ethiopia defeats Italy)

1908-Belgium annexes Congo

1818--East India Company, Bombay Presidency

1842-Nanjing Treaty

1857-Indian Sepoy Rebellion

1885-Indian National Congress

1887-Victoris declared Empress of India

1894-Sino-Japanese War

1898-U.S. purchases Philippines

1901-Boxer Rebellion

1905-Russo-Japanese War (Japan defeats Russia)

1910-Japan annexes Korea

1911-Manchu Dynasty falls

1912-Chinese Nationalist Party

1915-Japan presents 21 Demands to China


"All manner of thing shall be well/ When the tongues of flame are in-folded/ Into the crowned knot of fire/ And the fire and the rose are one." -- T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding