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  Flagship Games presents... Rampant Colonialism!
Rampant Colonialism can be played with two or more players, and in fact makes a great multi-player game.
Each side is organized into a number of units, and optional command and control rules have been provided to maintain a chain of command for issuing and receiving orders.
These rules will also work for playing engagements which were part of the larger conflicts of the period, and you will even find they work when two "civilized", or European-styled armies, fight against one another.
www.flagshipgames.com /RampantColonialism.htm   (517 words)

  
  informal and non-formal education, development and colonialism @ the encyclopedia of informal education
Colonialism in its most traditional sense involves the gaining of control over particular geographical areas and is usually associated with the with the exploitation of various areas in the world by European powers from about 1500 on.
Colonialism commonly involves the settlement of the controlling (often western) population in a territory; and the exploitation of local economic resources for metropolitan use.
Sometimes the term domestic or internal colonialism is used to describe such exploitative relationships between the ‘centre’ (the metropolis) and the ‘periphery’ (the satellite) of particular societies or nation states.
www.infed.org /biblio/colonialism.htm   (4814 words)

  
  Colonialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colonialism is the extension of a nation's sovereignty over territory beyond its borders by the establishment of either settler colonies or administrative dependencies in which indigenous populations are directly ruled or displaced.
Colonial abuse was criticized in the metropole on behalf of the colonized people's supposed citizenship, while it was justified in the colonies because of their non-membership to the nation.
Colonies from the defeated empires were transferred to the newly founded League of Nations, which itself redistributed it to the victorious powers as "mandates".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonialism   (7909 words)

  
 Colonialism and Colonies - MSN Encarta
The terms colonialism and imperialism are sometimes used interchangeably, but scholars usually distinguish between the two, reserving colonialism for instances where one country assumes political control over another and using imperialism more broadly to refer to political or economic control exercised either formally or informally.
Colonies of settlement resulted when citizens of a foreign country, the colonizing country, migrated to and eventually took complete control of a new area.
Colonies of settlement were located in temperate zones, with climates similar to Europe’s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576293/Colonialism_and_Colonies.html   (544 words)

  
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The legacy of colonialism and its influence on policing and society is of crucial significance in developing an explanation for police violence and police-caused homicide in post-colonial countries such as Guyana.
Mars applies a contextual approach, grounded in the conflict theoretical perspective, to explain and understand variations in police violence over time, and she extends her study to include the social, political, and legal structure in which such actions are embedded.
Her findings support the notion that police violence is a function of decades of coercive state rule under British colonialism, as well as the state's legitimization of violence in police work.
www.lycos.com /info/colonialism--united-states.html   (633 words)

  
 Colonialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Colonialism is a practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another.
One of the difficulties in defining colonialism is that it is difficult to distinguish it from imperialism.
Colonial empires, he believed, frequently become the sites of extreme brutality because when the colonists were far away from legal institutions and informal sanctions, the habits of restraint fell away, exposing natural man's full instinct for violence (Muthu 2003).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/colonialism   (6388 words)

  
 Colonialism
Colonialism is the act of one political state exerting its power over a weaker nation, and proceeding to control the resources and population of that nation.
Colonialism is an example of globalization, as the lives of Europeans and colonized societies became increasingly interconnected; a governance decision made in Europe could affect its colonies, and scenarios such as a native revolt or a discovery of a new natural resource affected the pockets and sentiments of Europeans.
Colonialism ensured that the native African population was kept ignorant and uneducated, and what wealth could be secured through the exploitation of natural resources went exclusively to the colonizers.
www.tcnj.edu /~filak2/Colonialism.htm   (672 words)

  
 Colonialism in Greenland: An Inuit Perspective
Colonialism is in fact a kind of imperialism with settlement in foreign territories (Abercrombie, Hills, and Turner 1988:120).
In this way, economic and strategic exploitation were included in the concept of "colonialism." Colonialism, as formulated by Frank (1978:189 ff), may be regarded as a necessary precondition for capitalism, by channeling the accumulation of capital and by preventing the development of an autonomous economy within the controlled territories.
Therefore, it may be somewhat difficult to distinguish between imperialism and colonialism, but "colony" was, since Classical times, associated with settlement of a populated area outside one's own territory such that the colony might be distinguished from the indigenous population of the region.
arcticcircle.uconn.edu /HistoryCulture/petersen.html   (6074 words)

  
 Africa Economic Analysis - The myth of Neo-colonialism
If the legacies of the different colonial powers were rated by Africans today, the powers that bequeathed the greatest amount of western culture to its colonies would likely score most votes.
Blaming all of Africa’s problems on colonialism and the machination of neo-colonialists strikes a cord with many educated Africans angry at the west because of its historical humiliation and exploitation of their continent.
The most subversive act of colonialism was to introduce into the minds of Africans and peoples of other pre-capitalist societies the idea that material progress and prosperity were possible for the masses of people.
www.africaeconomicanalysis.org /articles/gen/neocolonialismhtml.html   (4413 words)

  
 colonialism
Second, as a consequence of colonialism, the West became rich and the colonies became impoverished; in short, the West succeeded at the expense of the colonies.
Colonialism was not based on philanthropy; it was a form of conquest and rule.
Colonialism was the transmission belt that brought to Asia, Africa and South America the blessings of Western civilisation.
rhodesian.server101.com /colonialism.htm   (2739 words)

  
 internal colonialism
The issue of colonialism is even more evident in the current era of “tribal self-determination”, in which tribes are supposed to be exercising some form of national sovereignty.
Like Almaguer, Fenelon argues that external colonialism (the term he uses is “peripheral domination”) is sufficient in efforts to physically remove and isolate communities, as was the case during the treaty and reservation period of the 1800s.
Hechter suggests that internal colonialism is the best way to define the relationship between the emerging British Empire and Irish, Scottish, and Welsh nationalities (which he refers to as the “Celtic fringe”), because the British Empire “uses” these peripheral cultures to expand its own social, political, and economic power.
web.pdx.edu /~doughert/internal_colonialism1.htm   (5731 words)

  
 Notes on Colonialism
Some of the documents appearing in Colonialism: Political and Historical Contexts demonstrate that depending on time, place, and situation, the meaning of "colonialism" is unsettled and discursive.
Separated, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, by some 500 years, the mid-14th century "colonye" was used to describe the Roman colonia, while colonialism emerged around the 19th century to reify a European practice that was becoming prevalent across the world.
While it is important to think of colonialism as part of the experience of creating real or physical colonies, the effects of colonization have had much more profound legacies that do not go away even when the a given colony has moved on to a different form.
www.scholars.nus.edu.sg /post/poldiscourse/colonialismnotes.html   (777 words)

  
 CorpWatch : Globalization: The Third Wave
As soon as resistance was quelled, the colonizing power set up a colonial administration, run at lower levels by people culled from local elites, many of whom decided to work hand-in-hand with their colonial masters to preserve their wealth and privileges.
Colonial occupation was invariably marked with plunder of our natural resources and the introduction of monoculture in direct contrast to the much more sustainable and ecological practices of our pre-colonial past.
Where independence was 'granted' to a local elite which had been trained by their colonial masters, the latter nonetheless had to put up with some nationalist efforts by locals to regain control of their economy.
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=1569   (7290 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - North Korea - The Legacy Of Japanese Colonialism | North Korean Information Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colonialism was often thought to have created new countries where none existed before, to have drawn national boundaries, brought diverse tribes and peoples together, tutored the natives in self-government, and prepared for the day when the colonialist power decided to grant independence.
Japan held Korea tightly, watched it closely, and pursued an organized, architectonic colonialism in which the planner and administrator were the model, not the swashbuckling conqueror.
Nonetheless, the strong colonial state, the multiplicity of bureaucracies, the policy of administrative guidance of the economy, the use of the state to found new industries, and the repression of labor unions and dissidents provided a surreptitious model for both Koreas in the postwar period.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/north-korea/north-korea21.html   (838 words)

  
 Colonialism and Colonies - Related Items - MSN Encarta
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 Development and Colonialism: Africa in German Literature 1880 and After
For Said, the colonial discourse of the West was largely devoted to constructing a literary tradition, subsequently perceived as canonical, which drew on parallel images that mattered to the Western imagination that obliterated the existence of non-Europeans.
She observes that the conventional investigation of German colonialism plays upon suggestions that Germany’s participation was “too late and too brief” (8) or is overshadowed by the strange fixation on the relation between German colonialism and holocaust, and subsequently ignoring other plausible factors that triggered typological variations of colonialism.
She concludes that “colonial racism, in all its intensions, manifestations and effects, was a project implemented by German women and German men in interaction with each other” for fear of a growing mixed-race population (202).
squartey.blogspot.com /2005/02/africa-in-german-literature-1880-and.html   (7522 words)

  
 sociology - Colonialism
Colonialism is the extension of a nation's sovereignty over territory and people outside its own boundaries, often to facilitate economic domination over their resources, labor, and often markets.
Advocates of colonialism argue that colonial rule benefits the colonized by developing the economic and political infrastructure necessary for modernization and democracy.
Dependency theorists such as Andre Gunder Frank, however, argue that colonialism actually leads to the net transfer of wealth from the colonized to the colonizer, and inhibits successful economic development.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Colonialism   (275 words)

  
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Colonialism in The Congo is possession, debasement, exploitation and destruction.
The theory of internal colonialism has many connections to previous scholarship regarding the relationship between the “colonizer”; and the “colonized”;, and the issue of power-relations between nations and cultures.
It reveals how the practice of colonialism permeated the cultures and discourses of both the colonial and colonized nations, the effects of which are still evident today.
www.lycos.com /info/colonialism.html   (852 words)

  
 Swirl: What is Postcolonial Studies?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colonialism is an event which can be identified, given an historical definition, through its effects and characteristics as they reveal themselves in a given nation, among different cultural and social groupings.
Partha Chaterjee, in The Nation and its Fragments, characterizes the colonial project as "...the normalizing rule of colonial difference, namely, the preservation of the alienness of the ruling group" (10).
Colonialism can further be defined as "a way of maintaining an unequal international relation of economic and political power" (Williams 4), employing social, cultural, and religious means of control, as well as economic and political ones, or following Althusser's categories, both institutional and repressive state apparatus.
www.sou.edu /English/IDTC/Issues/postcol/postdef.htm   (436 words)

  
 Colonialism
These were made possible by better ship design, by new navigation instruments, by a crusading wish to spread Christian religion and defeat Islam, and by the search for wealth.
Colonies were started in the newly discovered lands.
It had a monopoly of trade with its colonies, and would not allow other nations to trade with them.
www.historyoftheuniverse.com /colonial.html   (152 words)

  
 The myth of Neo-colonialism
If the legacies of the different colonial powers were rated by Africans today, the powers that bequeathed the greatest amount of western culture to its colonies would likely score most votes.
Blaming all of Africa’s problems on colonialism and the machination of neo-colonialists strikes a cord with many educated Africans angry at the west because of its historical humiliation and exploitation of their continent.
The most subversive act of colonialism was to introduce into the minds of Africans and peoples of other pre-capitalist societies the idea that material progress and prosperity were possible for the masses of people.
www.afbis.com /analysis/neo-colonialism.html   (4405 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Africans on Africa: Colonialism
Kwame Nkrumah, the first Ghanaian leader, once said that the policy of the colonial powers was to "create African states that are frail and weak, even if independent".
Commentators such as Yasmin Alibhai Brown argue such events are simply perpetuating the dependency culture created by colonialism, and that "what Geldof and co are doing" is "infantilising an entire continent".
Colonial government was responsible for millions of brutal deaths
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/4653125.stm   (934 words)

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