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noun as in manifest destiny

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Import and export of crops are entrenched in colonialism, but cacao is an ancient native food, so you can also find many people still growing and making chocolate who are originally from the land in which cacao grows.

From Eater

That makes sense for the genre, because the gothic novel has been interested in thinking through questions of colonialism and empire for a long, long time.

From Vox

It lends itself naturally to metaphors about colonialism and empire.

From Vox

For example, per capita greenhouse gas emissions have historically been highest in countries that profited from slavery and colonialism.

From Fortune

Africa sees China as an alternative financier and a path to economic development without the cloud of colonialism—although this perspective is changing and criticism of China from within Africa is becoming more common.

From Quartz

What he has said publicly is an apology for colonialism, something we are not guilty of in Cuba.

“Life was much better than now,” Botala says of colonialism.

Because it has, in the past, been a tool of racism and colonialism, and in the present, is a means of rationing health care.

At the turn of the century, zoos displaying so-called primitive cultures were used to drum up public support for colonialism.

One hundred years ago, Senegalese natives were put on display in Norway to drum up support for colonialism.

Let no one cite India as an argument in defense of colonialism.

He tells them with the sweetest tones of his charming voice that they are pleased and happy to rot in "colonialism."

The Democratic party has declared such a policy to be only imperialism and colonialism under another name.

He had classified banks of issue, colonialism, and slavery, as well as some other things as equal parts of a mercantile program.

Thus the extra constitutional foundations of the Republican party have led to colonialism.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to colonialism, such as: expansionism, imperialism, and neocolonialism.

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