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colonialism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
colonialismco‧lo‧ni‧al‧is‧m /kəˈləʊniəlɪzəm $ -ˈloʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  PGwhen a powerful country rules a weaker one, and establishes its own trade and society therecolony, imperialism a legacy of European colonialism
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colonialismBut women beyond the West were also waging another kind of battle: against colonialism and for independence.Nehru saw himself as the central figure; the veteran of the fight against colonialism and the apostle of non-alignment.As with other institutions in the Third World education has been heavily influenced by colonialism.Passage of the bill could allow Puerto Rico to free itself from the chains of colonialism.It can even be detected as an element in the last days of colonialism.The issue of colonialism is of extreme importance.These are the kinds of conflict recognized as lying behind the bureaucratic politics of colonialism.Equally debatable is the human and moral record of colonialism as such.
From Longman Business Dictionarycolonialismco‧lo‧ni‧al‧is‧m /kəˈləʊniəlɪzəm-ˈloʊ-/ noun [uncountable]ECONOMICS when a powerful country rules a weaker one and establishes its own trade and culture therethe new Third World states liberated from colonialism
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