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Noun: colonialism  ku'low-nee-u,li-zum
  1. Exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
    "the attacks of Armata Corsa are aimed at symbolic targets of colonialism in Corsica"

Derived forms: colonialisms

Type of: exploitation, using, victimisation [Brit], victimization

Encyclopedia: Colonialism