Imperialism By Roselea stoddard


Imperialism is the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies. Imperialism will occur when a strong nation takes over a weaker nation or region and dominates its economic, political, and cultural life. Imperialism can be in the form of a colony where a foreign country is in control of a protectorate with the local government controlled by a foreign country. A foreign country can also exert a great deal of economic influence. One of the most widespread forms of imperialism was colonization.

Examples of Imperialism

  • 1. Britain and the Americas
  • 2. Belgium and Africa
  • 3. Scotland and Nova Scotia
  • 4. Italy and Africa

British and the Americas

The British colonized the thirteen colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Belgium and Africa

The Belgium colonized the two colonies in Africa around 1908.

Scotland and Nova Scotia

Scotland colonized Nova Scotia between 1622 to 1632 when it was given back to the French. 

Italy and Africa

Mussolini‘s regime sought to regain a foothold in Africa starting in the 1920’s, and did so with his conquering of Ethiopia 1936, when he declared an official “Italian Empire.” This was the final start of colonizing Africa for Italy and ended in 1941.

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