Imperialism vs Capitalism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between imperialism and capitalism

is that imperialism is the policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations while capitalism is (politics|uncountable) a socio-economic system based on private property rights, including the private ownership of resources or capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.

imperialism

Noun

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  • The policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.
  • See also

    * imperialist * imperialistic

    capitalism

    English

    Noun

  • (politics, uncountable) a socio-economic system based on private property rights, including the private ownership of resources or capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.
  • (economics, uncountable) a socio-economic system based on the abstraction of resources into the form of privately owned capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.
  • (countable) a specific variation or implementation of either such socio-economic system.
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