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imperialism

noun
     
Related topics: Politics
im‧pe‧ri‧al‧is‧m [uncountable]
1P a political system in which one country rules a lot of other countries [↪ colonialism]:
a book on the history of British imperialism
2P the 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 etc
cultural/economic/social etc imperialism
Small nations resent Western cultural imperialism.
imperialist noun [countable]
imperialist adjective

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