neocolonialism neocolonialism


  • (n) control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures


  1. Obasanjo was not content merely to warn the onetime colonial rulers of Africa against neocolonialism.
  2. This, the reasoning went, amounted to neocolonialism.
  3. If we can just curb our lust for bauxite and oil and depart from Angola, the Africans will soon tire of Russian neocolonialism and throw the Russians out, as Sadat of Egypt did.


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  1. "What we need is an end to the paternalism, the neocolonialism, the never-ending moralising," EU Development Commissioner Louis Michel told a news conference on Thursday. "We need a real dialogue, now."
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Louis Michel Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "Their colonialism, and the neocolonialism of entire continents, from which they extract energy, raw materials and cheap labor, disqualify them from a moral standpoint," Castro said.
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Fidel Castro Source:

  3. "Poverty in this world is a consequence of centuries of colonialism and neocolonialism," Lage said.
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Carlos Lage Source: Turkish Press

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