Colonialism And Western Imperialism

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Michele C.Lopez
Comparative Politics
Module 4 - Comparative Paper on LDCs
December 3, 2017

Imperialism is defined as the practice of foreign rule in a context of hierarchy and subordination, which in many countries has led to the formation of an empire. Imperialism refers directly to the enhancement of power and military superiority. As we examine the impacts of colonialism on Western Imperialism and the legacy it has created in respect to LDCs (Less Developed Countries) and NICs (Newly Industrializing Countries), we must first evaluate colonialism and imperialism to understand the implications it has had historically on the legacy of Western Imperialism. This allows us the inept ability to better understand the political, social and economic impacts. Imperialism is then defined as the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies. Imperialism was propagated by European powers from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Colonialism is defined as the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people. Imperialism has often led to colonialism, through the physical occupation of foreign territories; people had previously tried to establish their own institutions but were unsuccessful. The state of imperialism seemed to be stronger and had the ability to overpower those institutions, which in turn resulted in those states then
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