By the second half of the nineteenth century, states such as the Ottoman Empire and Russia began to experience a wanning of power, and in some areas, declines. European states and eventually the United States, concurrently were vastly expanding their control and empire holdings. Address the following questions in a paragraph-style discussion post:
- In what ways were Russia, Japan, and Turkey changing?
- What are some of the reasons that explain this rise in global dominance by the West (Europe and the US)?
- How did this “imperialist” expansion differ from the period of colonization and expansion of the 16th century