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imperialism

noun [U]
 
 
/ɪmˈpɪəriəlɪzəm/
RULE a system in which one government or person rules a group of other countries: the age of imperialismColonisation and self-governmentInternational politics and governmentSystems of government
INFLUENCE a situation in which one country has a lot of power or influence over others: cultural/economic imperialism International politics and governmentSystems of government
imperialist adjective relating to imperialismColonisation and self-governmentInternational politics and governmentSystems of government
(Definition of imperialism from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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