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Definition of Imperialism

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

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

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

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

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

These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
Emily Greene Balch
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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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