Colonialism has to do with one country exploiting another country by making it into a colony. Which is usually good for the mother country and bad for the colony.

Colonialism is a system in which one country creates an empire by taking over other lands and making them into colonies. Colonies don't have power over themselves, and the mother country takes resources and money from the colony. It's not a very fair system, but it's also how the United States got its start: England was really into colonialism and had built a huge empire, until some feisty American patriots decided to rebel.

Definitions of colonialism
  1. noun
    exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
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    control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures
    type of:
    exploitation, using, victimisation, victimization
    an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
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