Imperialism

Imperialism

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Imperialism, as defined by the Dictionary of Human Geography, is 'the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination.' Imperialism, as described by that work is primarily a Western undertaking that employs 'expansionist, mercantilist policies'. Lewis Samuel Feuer identifies two major subtypes of imperialism; the first is 'regressive imperialism' identified with pure conquest, unequivocal exploitation, extermination or reductions of undesired peoples, and settlement of desired peoples into those territories, an example being Nazi Germany.

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