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European nations became extremely aggressive in the years between 1800 and 1914. They were able to take advantage of their economic and military powers to expand over the globe. The expansion saw Europeans occupy or control 38% of the world in 1800. By 1878, the figure rose to a staggering 67%. Finally by 1914, European expansionism rose to where 84 % of the world was either occupied or controlled by European powers.

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