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Colonization

Core definition

The practice of dominant nations establishing economic and political infrastructure in foreign territories through settlement. Often follows armed conflict and results in a fundamental (and often legal) distinction between settlers and indigenous populations.

Longer explanation

Rich, fertile, faraway lands bursting with natural resources. Occupied? Not ...

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