Checkpoint Questions

How was Western Imperialism a source of stress in Muslim regions of the world?
Western Imperialism was a source of stress in Muslim regions of the world because the Muslim empires were in a decline and their central governments lost control over the most powerful groups which were landowners and the military. Not only were they in a decline but they had powerful threats from diplomacy and military threats. Finally they won treaties which allowed them favorable trade.

How were efforts to Westernize problematic for the Ottoman empire?
Efforts to Westernize was problematic for the Ottoman empire because when they got better healthcare there was an explosion of people and there was to much competition for land.

How did Egypt fall under British control?
Egypt fell under British control by revolting against foreign influence. This made Egypt a protectorate of the British. Egypt was still an official of the Ottoman government and followed policies dictated by Britain.

How did Persia attract foreign interest in the early 1900s?
Persia attracted foreign interest in the early 1900s by the discovery of oil.