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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson I: The Dual Forces of Nationalism

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
colonialism the establishment of a territory or settlement by people from another land
confederation a form of political organization in which the sovereign states combine for specified purposes such as defense
empire a political unit often made up of a number of territories or countries ruled by a single supreme authority
imperialism acquiring colonies or extending influence of a strong country to gain wealth and power
nationalism the belief that people who share a common history and culture should be loyal to their country


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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