semicolony


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semicolony

(ˌsɛmɪˈkɒlənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country which is partly colonial or which is officially independent but which in fact depends on or is dominated by another country
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Let us recall it was Johnson who declared May would leave Northern Ireland a "semicolony" of Europe, then ditched his DUP allies to vote for it.
During this period, China was encroached on by the West and invaded by Japan, experienced prolonged civil conflicts, and finally became a semicolony of Great Britain while its northern territory was occupied by Japan.
(45) From a rather well-developed industrial power, in just a decade Russia in fact turned into a raw-resources semicolony of Western countries and China, where representatives of the comprador bourgeoisie in the sphere of energy (oil and gas) and primary industries (aluminum, titanium, platinum, coal, timber, and so on) have become the key economic players under the auspices or with direct participation of the state bureaucracy.
"Invisible Semicolony: The Postcolonial Condition and Royal National History in Thailand".
In other words, China should be compared with those developing countries that also have a long history, huge population and suffered a long time as a colony or semicolony.
China, a former semicolony, has not gotten rid of corruption, which daily hits the headlines, but this did not stop that nation, once the world's beggar, to become the world's second biggest economy.
The fact of black America as a semicolony, or what has been termed domestic colonialism, lies at the heart of this study.
2 (2004): 51-52, and "Invisible semicolony: the postcolonial condition and royal national history in Thailand", Postcolonial Studies XI, no.
Yisai serves as an everywoman in this description of Shanghai as the "bustling metropolis, a semicolony" (Ding Ling 1998b 267).
The "Opium War," which occurred only 81 years later, humiliated the nation, caused it to forfeit its sovereignty, made China a colony and a semicolony, and led to the Chinese people's more-than-century-long period of suffering.
"Japan has become a semicolony. Such a master-servant relationship will spoil the U.S.," he said.
1970) (describing Black America's status as a "semicolony" of white America).