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Imperialism

All the territories that were at some time part of the British Empire

Imperialism, is the creation and 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 has been described as a primarily western concept that employs expansionist – mercantilist and latterly communist – systems." Geographical domains include the Mongolian Empire, Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Portuguese Empire, the Spanish Empire, the Dutch Empire, the Persian Empire, the French Empire, the Russian Empire, the American Empire, the Chinese Empire, or the British Empire, but the term can equally be applied to domains of knowledge, beliefs, values and expertise, such as the empires of Christianity or Islam Imperialism is usually autocratic, and also sometimes monolithic in character. Following the end of WWII France and Britain gave up many of their colonies gained from imperialism.
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