This is closely related to Racism
Originally titled 'genocide' ... you decide if you recognize any patterns in this article.
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"Colonialism is a relationship between an indigenous (or forcibly imported) majority and a minority of foreign invaders.
The fundamental decisions affecting the lives of the colonised people are made and implemented by the colonial rulers in pursuit of interests that are often defined in a distant metropolis.
Rejecting cultural compromises with the colonised population, the colonisers are convinced of their own superiority and their ordained mandate to rule."
Definition in Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview, by Roger Tignor
A colony is part of an empire and so colonialism is closely related to imperialism.
Assumptions are that colonialism and imperialism are interchangeable, however Robert Young suggests that imperialism is the concept while colonialism is the practice.
Colonialism is based on an imperial outlook, thereby creating a consequential relationship.
Through an empire, colonialism is established and capitalism is expanded, on the other hand a capitalist economy naturally enforces an empire.
The term neocolonialism has been used to refer to a variety of contexts since decolonization that took place after World War II.
Generally it does not refer to a type of direct colonization, rather, colonialism by other means.
Specifically, neocolonialism refers to the theory that former or existing economic relationships, such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Central American Free Trade Agreement, created by former colonial powers were or are used to maintain control of their former colonies and dependencies after the colonial independence movements of the post–World War II period.
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