Hegemony vs Imperialism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hegemony and imperialism

is that hegemony is (formal) domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others while 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.

hegemony

English

Noun

(hegemonies) (wikipedia hegemony)
  • (formal) Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.
  • Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
  • ie: internationally among nation-states, and regionally over social classes, between languages or even culture.
    eg: The two political parties battled viciously for hegemony .

    Derived terms

    * hegemonism * hegemonist

    imperialism

    Noun

    (-)
  • 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