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Neocolonialism vs Postcolonialism - What's the difference?

neocolonialism | postcolonialism |

As nouns the difference between neocolonialism and postcolonialism

is that 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 while postcolonialism is an era or attitude relating to the period after the settlement of one country by another, or very broadly, after the 1960s, when many colonised countries gained their independence.

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.
  • postcolonialism

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    Alternative forms

    *post-colonialism

    Noun

  • An era or attitude relating to the period after the settlement of one country by another, or very broadly, after the 1960s, when many colonised countries gained their independence.
  • An academic discipline that attempts to analyse, explain, and respond to the cultural legacies of colonialism and imperialism.