Colonialism, Explained

Colonialism, Explained

In many history books, Europe’s expansion is remembered as exploration, and the men who helmed ships that landed in foreign countries — and proceeded to commit violence and genocide against native peoples — are remembered as heroes. But

How Colonialism Destroyed Cultures and Shaped the World

Colonialism is defined as “control by one power over a dependent area or people.” In practice, colonialism is when one country violently invades and takes control of another country, claims the land as its own, and sends people – “settlers” – to live on that land.

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