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co·lo·ni·al·ism

 (kə-lō′nē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The policy or practice of a wealthy or powerful nation's maintaining or extending its control over other countries, especially in establishing settlements or exploiting resources.

co·lo′ni·al·ist n.

colonialism

(kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy and practice of a power in extending control over weaker peoples or areas. Also called: imperialism
coˈlonialist n, adj

co•lo•ni•al•ism

(kəˈloʊ ni əˌlɪz əm)

n.
the system or policy by which a nation seeks to extend or retain its authority over other peoples or territories.
[1850–55]
co•lo′ni•al•ist, n., adj.

colonialism

the implementation of various political, economic, and social policies to enable a state to maintain or extend its authority and control over other territories. — colonialist, n., adj.colonialistic, adj.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colonialism - exploitation by a stronger country of weaker onecolonialism - exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
using, victimisation, victimization, exploitation - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
neocolonialism - control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures
Translations
اسْتِعْمار
kolonialismus
kolonialisme
gyarmati élet/rendszer
nÿlendustefna
kolonializmus
sömürgecilik

colonialism

[kəˈləʊnɪəlɪzəm] Ncolonialismo m

colonialism

[kəˈləʊniəlɪzəm] ncolonialisme m

colonialism

colonialism

[kəˈləʊnɪəlɪzəm] ncolonialismo

colony

(ˈkoləni) plural ˈcolonies noun
1. (a group of people who form) a settlement in one country etc which is under the rule of another country. France used to have many colonies in Africa.
2. a group of people having the same interests, living close together. a colony of artists.
3. a collection of animals, birds etc, of one type, living together. a colony of gulls.
coˈlonial (-ˈlou-) adjective
Britain was formerly a colonial power.
coˈlonialism noun
coˈlonialist noun
and adjective.
ˈcolonize, ˈcolonise verb
to establish a colony in (a place). The English colonized New England in 1620.
ˈcolonist noun
ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation noun
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Stating that education, language has also been used by colonial powers to control others, he said the people at the helm of the affairs should adopt a discursive approach for molding the minds of the people on positive lines.
Stating that education, language has also been used by colonial powers to control 'others', he said the people at the helm of the affairs should adopt a discursive approach for molding the minds of the people on positive lines.
He was clear that there was also a need for the state to consciously facilitate the creation of a nation state out of the diverse communities brought together as Kenya by colonial powers in Berlin in 1885.
He said that those running the country on the dictation of the colonial powers and causing price hike on the directive of the IMF and the World Bank were not the well wishers of the nation.
Today, the Syrian people are fighting the battle of destiny against the most aggressive war in which colonial powers and terrorist organizations are involved in order to maintain their country's sovereignty and independence.
During the era of the colonial powers, the lands that originally belonged to the natives were taken away and the natives became .
Summary: The people who ousted colonial powers failed to unite in building their nations, forcing many to pine for an era of repression that brought them together
Ricci and several other authors in the volume also point to the fact that colonial powers did not invent exile and banishment; these were policy measures already set in place by precolonial polities in Asia.
In the EU, we have member states that were colonial powers, member states that were colonized, and some that were neither, so this is an issue we know from many perspectives,' Jessen said.
According to this view, while the "lines in the sand" drawn by the diplomats Mark Sykes and Francois Georges-Picot served the short-term interests of the colonial powers, the arbitrary partition of the region spurred a century of violence, organized and otherwise.
As the writer has correctly pointed out that the division was not based on ground realities but it was basically aimed at facilitating colonial powers to maintain their areas of influence.
Benn espoused the high ideals of working class internationalism which he deliberately and shamefully convoluted with the shaky "internationalism" between the colonial powers of Britain, France and the United States which is known as globalization And yes, Tony Benn would have spun in his grave at his son's speech.

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