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Definition of Imperialism


  1. The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.
  2. The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc.

Imperialism Quotations

If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
Vladimir Lenin

It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.
Kim Il-sung

Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire.
Karl Liebknecht

I think no one knows what humanitarian intervention means. If I were a person who was non-American, I would think humanitarian intervention is just another name for United States imperialism.
Stanley Hauerwas

So long as there is imperialism in the world, a permanent peace is impossible.
Hassan Nasrallah
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Imperialism Translations

imperialism in Dutch is imperialisme
imperialism in German is Imperialismus
imperialism in Spanish is imperialismo
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