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imperialism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Politics
imperialismim‧pe‧ri‧al‧is‧m /ɪmˈpɪəriəlɪzəm $ -ˈpɪr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 PCOUNTRY/NATIONa political system in which one country rules a lot of other countriescolonialism 🔊 a book on the history of British imperialism2 PCOUNTRY/NATIONthe way in which a rich or powerful country’s way of life, culture, businesses etc influence and change a poorer country’s way of life etccultural/economic/social etc imperialism 🔊 Small nations resent Western cultural imperialism.imperialist noun [countable]imperialist, imperialistic adjective
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imperialismHow are cultures affected by imperialism?Small nations resent Western cultural imperialism.So long as they are subject to the dominance of the economic imperialism of the West their poverty will persist.During the immediate pre-war years the characteristic features of imperialism rapidly intensified.Psychic imperialism is not my style.And their assistance to imperialism will not be limited to the colonial world. 3.cultural/economic/social etc imperialismIt also helps to sensitise the Church to the dangers of cultural imperialism.Some critics have accused these Western pop artists of exploiting Third World traditions in an extension of cultural imperialism.Was it genocide or economic imperialism that led to their disappearance?So long as they are subject to the dominance of the economic imperialism of the West their poverty will persist.As long as globalisation is synonymous with economic imperialism it is worthy of the most vociferous opposition.
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