Colonialism Vs Colonialization

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Globalism, a new name for the supposedly extinct practice previously known as: colonialism. From Great Britain in India, to the Germans in Namibia, colonialism was practiced throughout most of history, until recently, or so is said. Today globalism rules the world, or at least it’s economy. Some argue that as a result of globalism, the world is a prosperous place. But is it really? Does “the world” mean the world, or does it mean first world countries, or the top one percent? Although globalism has contributed to the world, it’s very definition portrays the similarities it shares with colonialism, not to mention it’s similar effect on third-world-countries and their economies. As a matter of fact, the dictionary provides the greatest similarity. Globalism is defined as placing the interests of the “world” above that of the individual country in terms of economics. Correspondingly, colonialism is defined as a policy of gaining full or partial control of a country, occupying it, and exploiting it economically. To better understand the definitions, understanding the context is important. When it is said that the world receives priority, who essentially is “the world?” Secondly, the definition of colonialism seems much more elaborate compared to that of globalism. It need to be understood that during the age of colonialism physical land was of great importance in order to rule the world. Whereas today, globalism does not directly require the land or the rule in order to gain

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