Definition of imperialism in English:

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imperialism

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
1A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means: the struggle against imperialism figurative French ministers protested at US cultural imperialism
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  • Many in the global south regard tourism as a new form of colonialism and cultural imperialism.
  • None of them offer an alternative to imperialism and neo-liberal policies.
  • One reason the old empires did crumble was the changing balance of forces in world imperialism.
1.1chiefly historical Rule by an emperor: in Russia, imperialism had developed alongside a semi-feudal agrarian structure

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