The Gift Of Magi Essay

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------------------------------------------------- Neocolonialism From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about Neocolonialist political and economic critiques. For Neocolonial architecture, see Colonial Revival architecture. "Economic imperialism" redirects here. For expanded applications of economic analysis, see Economic imperialism (economics). World empires and colonies in 1898, just before theSpanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion and Boer War World empires and colonies in 1945 UN Human Development Index (HDI) for 2010. An HDI below 0.5 is considered to represent low development and an HDI 0.8 or more is considered to represent high development. 0.900 and over 0.850–0.899 0.800–0.849 0.750–0.799 0.700–0.749 | 0.650–0.699 0.600–0.649 0.550–0.599 0.500–0.549 0.450–0.499 | 0.400–0.449 0.350–0.399 0.300–0.349 under 0.300 Data unavailable | For an exact list of countries by their HDI, see the List of countries by Human Development Index Neocolonialism is the practice of using capitalism, globalization, and cultural forces to control a country (usually former European colonies in Africa or Asia) in lieu of direct military or political control. Such control can be economic, cultural, or linguistic; by promoting one's own culture, language or media in the colony, corporations embedded in that culture can then make greater headway in opening the markets in those countries. Thus, neocolonialism would be the end result of relatively benign business interests leading to deleterious cultural effects.[citation needed] The term 'neocolonialism' was first coined by Kwame Nkrumah, the first post-independence president of Ghana, and has been discussed by a number of twentieth century scholars and philosophers, including Jean-Paul Sartre and Noam Chomsky.[citation needed] "Neocolonialism" is a term used by post-colonial critics of

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