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What is Imperialism?

"Imperialism occurs when a strong nation takes over a weaker nation or region and dominates its economic, political, and cultural life. 

After the Industrial Revolution, this became a common practice of European nations seeking new sources of raw materials and markets to sell manufactured products. 

Industrialized countries of the west sought to expand their economies by obtaining raw materials which could be transported back to factories, turned into manufactured goods, and shipped back to the colonies markets for sale." 
 

  (from http://regentsprep.org).

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