1920s Imperialism Dbq

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Between the 1870s and the 1920s, imperialism increased because of economic, social, and political forces. Economically, many groups were interested in colonizing other countries because of their natural resources. Socially, they wanted to make themselves the highest and they wanted to look the best. Politically, they wanted to make more income and be the richest country. Two groups in particular were the most interested in imperialism. It was the cotton makers and the iron makers. They needed access to raw materials to expand their markets. “Shipowners demanded coaling stations for their vessels and naval bases for protection” (Doc 1.) The powerful people that helped these two groups were the bankers. The bankers made loans to the colonies
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