Imperialism

Scramble for Africa

In de periode van 1870 tot 1914 was er sprake van een snelle groei van de Europese bezetting in Afrikaanse en Aziatische gebieden. Indonesië werd steeds verder bezet door Nederland. Frankrijk nam Indochina in, Rusland …

Borders aren’t natural

Borders between countries are unnatural. What separates one country from another are artificial separation lines. Even though many countries were the authors of their fates, there are many who were subject to an external force …

Nations

The 18th century was a pivotal moment in European and Western history. It saw the emergence of the modern nation-states. At the same time, several of these nation-states pursued colonialist expansion. Yet, by doing so, …