What is Imperialism?
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The term lmperialism' is often conflated with Colonialism, however, many scholars have argued that each have their own distinct definition
PRINCIPE S.TOME urope's expansion into territorial imperialism was largely focused on economi growth by collecting resourdes from colonies, in combination with assuming political control by military and political me ns.