Imperialism vs Neocolonialism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between imperialism and neocolonialism

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 neocolonialism is the control or domination by a powerful country over weaker ones (especially former colonies) by the use of economic pressure, political suppression and cultural dominance.

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

    neocolonialism

    Noun

  • The control or domination by a powerful country over weaker ones (especially former colonies) by the use of economic pressure, political suppression and cultural dominance.