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After 1870 Europe extended its power over ten million square miles and one hundred fifty million people - about one-fifth of the worlds land area and one-tenth of its population Since the motives for the New Imperialism was economic European attitudes toward imperialism was hanged Previous imperialism seized land and settled it with the conquerors people or established raiding centers to exploit the resources of the dominated area However in New Imperialism a European nation would invest capital in a less industrialized country to develop its mines and agriculture to build railroads bridges harbors and telegraph systems and to employ great numbers of natives in this process Bismarck wanted to improve the new Germanys diplomatic position in Europe after 1871 He hoped that colonial expansion would redirect French hostility against Germany and that German colonies in Africa could be used as a weapon with which to persuade the British to be reasonable He insisted that Germany was a satisfied power and wanted no further territorial gains after 1871 He wanted to avoid a new war that might undo his achievements Bismarck established the Three Emperors League in 1873 to bring together the conservative empires of Germany Austria and Russia The league failed as result of Austro-Russian rivalry in the Balkans Bismarck was a complete success He was allied with three of the great powers and friendly with the other Great Britain which held aloof from all alliances While Germanys fleet became threatening Britain would build enough ship to maintain their advantage and Britain had greater financial resources than Germany The naval policys main achievement was to begin a great naval race with Britain The threat alarmed British opinions so much that Britain abandoned their traditional attitudes and policies In 1902 the first violation in Britain isolation came and concluded an alliance with Japan to defend British interests in the Far East against Russia Britain then abandoned its traditional rivalry with France and in
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