Imperialism- The practice of a stronger country taking control of weaker country.
The Philippine-American War, After the defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain ceded its longstanding colony of the Philippines to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. The Unites States became an imperial power and the U.S. took control of the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico.
The British Empire had large influences over Australia, which was founded as a British penal colony. Britain also had a massive presence in India and Burma. Many of the Caribbean islands owe their start and governance to the British Empire. Africa was not immune from Britain's influence either. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya all were part of British imperialism.
The disagreement between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with regards to capitalism and communism led to the Cold War, which became a front for imperialism by the two countries involving other states in extensive regions.
The success of Roman imperialism was particularly remarkable in England, where Innocent was confronted by one of the principal potentates of the West, by the heir of the power that had been founded by two statesmen of the first rank, William the Conqueror and Henry II.