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Cultural imperialism may be viewed broadly as the usurpation of the human and cultural resources of a conquered people in the service of the political power and interests of the conquerors. It includes the withdrawal of access to traditional forms of cultural knowledge and the imposition of ideas, values, and beliefs that promote the superiority of the conqueror at the expense of the cultural continuity of the conquered people.

Imperialism: Early European Models

The word imperialism is derived from the Latin word imperium, meaning to command or control, and in this sense has rather more to do with instituting or operating a legal system based on Roman rule or command. It may be viewed as a military act or a doctrine of conquering: ...

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