colonialism colonialism  /kə ˈloʊ ni ə ˌlɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country

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  1. "I think what's hampered advancement in Africa is that for many years we've made excuses about corruption or poor governance," Obama said. "That this was somehow the consequence of neo-colonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism....
    on Jul 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. Speaking for the first time since the warrant was issued Wednesday, al-Bashir told a Cabinet meeting that those agencies, the UN and the tribunal are "tools of the new colonialism" meant to bring Sudan and its resources under control.
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Omar al-Bashir Source: FOXNews

  3. "We fought two wars to free ourselves from the shackles of imperialism and colonialism, all in the hope of having basic human rights," wrote Vo Thi Hao, a novelist and painter, on her self-titled blog. "Even the French colonial government...
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Phan Thi Kim Phuc Source: International Herald Tribune

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