Imperialism vs Sovereignty - What's the difference?

imperialism | sovereignty |


As nouns the difference between imperialism and sovereignty

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 sovereignty is (of a polity) the state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.

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

    sovereignty

    English

    (sovereignty)

    Noun

  • (of a polity) The state of making laws and controlling resources without the coercion of other nations.
  • (of a ruler) Supreme authority over all things.
  • (of a person) The liberty to decide one's thoughts and actions.