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Britain and the Scramble for Africa, c1875–1914

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Jan 2010-How accurate is it to suggest that men-on-thespot were primarily responsible for the expansion of the
African Empire in the years c1875–1914?
Jan 2011-To what extent did the Berlin West Africa
Conference speed up the formal establishment of British
colonies in Africa in the years after 1885?
June 2011- How far do you agree that British territorial
expansion in Africa in the years c1875–1914 was primarily
due to economic factors?
Jan 2012-How far do you agree that expansion in Africa in
the years c.1875–1914 was primarily motivated by the need
to protect British interests from imperial rivals?
Jan 2013- How far do you agree that British expansion in
Africa in the years c1875–1914 was primarily motivated by
strategic concerns?
June- 2013-How accurate is it to say that British expansion
in Africa in the years c1875–1914 was achieved more
through treaties and agreements than by military conflict?
Attitudes

June 2009-How far did attitudes towards Empire change in
Britain in the years 1875–1914?
Jan 2010- To what extent did attitudes in Britain towards
the African Empire become increasingly ‘jingoistic’ in the
years c1875–1914?
June 2011- How accurate is it to say that attitudes within
Britain towards the expansion of the African empire
became less positive during the years c1875–1914?
Jan 2012- To what extent was the development of the
Empire in Africa in the years c1875–1914 driven by popular
support in Britain?
Jan 2013- To what extent did the attitudes of British
politicians towards expansion in Africa change and develop
in the years c1875–1914?

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Jan 2009- To what extent was the extension of British
control along the Nile Valley and within east Africa in the
years 1882–98 motivated by a determination to limit the
territory gained by its imperial rivals?
June 2010-Why did Egypt and the Nile Valley increasingly
come under formal British control in the years 1875–99?
June 2012-How far do you agree that the extension of
British control along the Nile Valley and in east Africa in the
years c1875–98 was motivated mainly by economic
concerns?

South

Jan 2009-How far did the Second Boer War (1899–1902)
result in changes in British attitudes to Empire?
June 2009-How far do you agree that the British wish to
seize control of the Boer Republic’s raw materials was the
main reason for the outbreak of the Second Boer War in
1899?
June 2010- How accurate is it to say that involvement in the
Second Boer War (1899–1902) promoted British pride in
the Empire?
Jan 2011-How accurate is it to say that British military
setbacks in southern Africa in the years 1879–1902 were
mainly caused by the underestimation of the strength of
the opposition?
June 2013-To what extent did British involvement in the
Second Boer War change attitudes within Britain towards
Empire?