Alfred Maan Imperialism In The 19th Century

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Since the early 19th century, many Americans believed that America had an obligation to expand westward and by the end of 19th century, America became an imperialist nation due to her belief in manifest destiny. Imperialism is simply defined as the policy by which a nation dominates another country or nation in order to gain their land and natural resources. America wanted to imperialist for various reason, but the three main factor was due to economical competition among industrial nations such as Europe, political and military power competition including the formation of a naval force which was proposed by Alfred Mahan and Social Darwinism which was to civilize the “inferior races” spreading technology and Christianity. In addition, the United
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