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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson D: Western Trade Opens Chinese Doors

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
commodity a raw material or agricultural product that can be bought or sold
diaspora any group of people that voluntarily leave an area, or are forced to move to another area
economic imperialism the domination of the economies of small countries by another country or countries which are more powerful
envoy a representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission
extraterritorial rights special rights of foreigners in another country; allows foreigners to be exempt from local laws
industrialization the process of developing manufacturing in order to move from human-made items to machine-made items
isolationist a person who believes that his/her country is better served by not entering into any treaties, trade agreements, or alliances
rebellion uprising; opposition to authority
uprising rebellion; opposition to authority


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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