neocolonialism [nee-oh-k uh- loh-nee- uh-liz- uh m] noun the policy of a strong nation in seeking political and economic hegemony over an independent nation or extended geographical area without necessarily reducing the subordinate nation or area to the legal status of a colony. Related forms ne·o·co·lo·ni·al, ne·o·co·lo·ni·al·ist, noun, adjective
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neocolonialism in Culture
The dominance of strong nations over weak nations, not by direct political control (as in traditional
colonialism), but by economic and cultural influence.
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