European New ImperialismDuring the Victorian era, 1871 - 1914, Europe expanded its colonial empires to encompass most of the world. Dominating areas that previously had proven difficult to reach, and therefore control, Europe's empires radically shifted patterns. Imperialists in Europe clamored for territory, urging their governments to push further to acquire more territory, using the philosophies of the Victorians to justify their positions.
DocumentsStudy Guide - Imperialism
Below, you are listening to the classic British Patriotic song, "Rule Britannia." It embodies the spirit of the New Imperial era.