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20 -- Part 7: Southwest Asia and the Indian
There was a new wave of imperialism after the Industrial Revolution.
Great Britain established colonies in Australia and New Zealand after gaining control of Algeria.
Europe's political and economic influence grew in Africa and Asia.
Reform programs that preserved traditional structures were implemented by the Ottoman Empire and the Qing Empire.
Russia attempted modernization efforts, including the abolition of serfdom, despite lagging behind western Europe in transforming its economy and political institutions.
The economic, political, and social revolutions that began in the mid eighteenth century shook the foundations of European culture and led to the expansion of Western power around the globe.
Some of the nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America reformed and strengthened their economies, while others pushed for more radical change.
Few parts of the world were able to resist Western imperialism.
After years of struggle, the slaves of Saint Domingue, France's richest colony, began a rebellion that ended slavery and created Haiti.
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