Imperialism is an ideology (although it can be argued that it is more of a practice or policy than an actual ideology) that has traditionally believed a country should expand their power or influence through military action. Imperialism was once very popular and controlled the Overton Window, but has decreased in popularity over the years. Imperialism is noted for his war advocacy and belief that the powerful nations should rule over the weaker ones. Imperialism differs from Nationalism in that he doesn't necessarily believe its nation is the best - though this is common - but rather believes that the big nations in general should rule over the small ones. He is generally seen as being in the authoritarian right area of the compass, but can potentially exist in the others. He defends himself against accusations of oppression by insisting that colonized people benefit because the richer nation helps them and gives them things they couldn't get normally, and they'll eventually get used to being part of a larger empire.
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In 1492, Christopher Colombus, an Italian who worked for Spain, founded some islands while trying to find India. He had landed in the Bahamas. This was the first time a European power discovered the Americas
(of course, he didn't. Vikings had an abandoned 10th century settlement in Canada's Newfoundland)
On May 4, 1493, Spain, along with Portugal moved the line of demarcation that claimed all lands west to Spain (thus lending Brazil to Portugal).
The economic system in the Spanish colonies was based on forced labour, aka Slavery. Initially, Spaniard authorities known as the "encomenderos" would capture the native people and enslave them to mine natural resources from the land, which in Peru was already practiced back in the Tawantinsuyu Empire. While this further more enriched the empire, it caused Natives to die of the brutal conditions, so the Spainards partook in the Alantic slave trade, where they shipped thousands to milions of Africans. For the remaining pure-blood natives, they introduced the Law of Burgos to abolish slavery against natives, and later Philip II introduced the 8-hour working day, which would also apply for natives.
It is alleged that hey had a caste system as well, based on how Spanish you are. On top, they were the "Peninsulares", the Spanish term for Spaniards born on the country of Spain itself. Right below were the "Criollos" that had no different with the penisulares other than bring born in the Americas than Spain itself; if you go even lower, you were encounter "Mestizos" and "Mulattos", Africans and Natives that have mixed Spanish blood; and on the bottom are the rest of the Natives and Blacks, know as the "Indios" and "Negros"; they had pure blood and none of the Spanish compared to the mixed Mestizos and Mulattos. However, in fact, there were African slaves who bought their freedom, and others were liberated if their owner commited abuses; also, there was an indigenous nobility.
Conclusion, is, the Spainards colonized the Americas for the three important reasons. Gold, assimilation, and religion.
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The First Indochina War was between the French Colonial Forces and the Viet Minh anti-colonial resistance from 1946 to 1954.
On 23 September 1945, with the knowledge of the British commander in Saigon, French forces overthrew the local DRV government and declared French authority restored in Southern Vietnam, and began to gradually retake control of the entire country forcing Ho Chi Minh and his comrades underground. The French tried to stabilize Indochina by reorganizing it as a Federation of Associated States. In 1949, they put former Emperor Bảo Đại back in power, as the ruler of a newly established State of Vietnam.
The first few years of the war involved a low-level rural insurgency against the French. In 1949 the conflict turned into a conventional war between two armies equipped with modern weapons from other countries. The French were supported by the US and the ROC , with an army consisting of troops from their colonial empire which included both African , Arab, and Asian collaborators. The Viet Minh was supported by Communist China and the Soviet Union.
The First Indochina War came to an end following the International Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954, when the new socialist French government and the Việt Minh made an agreement that gave the Việt Minh control of North Vietnam above the 17th parallel. The south continued under Bảo Đại. A year later, Bảo Đại would be deposed by his Prime Minister, Ngô Đình Diệm, creating the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
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Japan is a recent example of imperialism. Also known as the Tokugawa Shogunate at the time, they had gone with an isolationist policy or also known as "Sakoku" (鎖国, literally "chained country") for 200~ years with the exception of trading with the Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, and more. This had soon stopped with the help of America's interests towards the outside world as America began the process of forcefully trading with the Japanese in 1854. The following years would have Japan sign unequal treaties which destroyed the economy with Japan would begin opening up to Western trade and culture and studying Western-based sciences. This caused immediate backlash towards the shogunate, which materialized into a radical, anti-western, xenophobic movement. A popular slogan known as "Sonnō jōi" (尊王攘夷, Revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians a.k.a. western foreigners) began to spread. The emperor would issue an order that had planned to kick out all foreigners from Japan and to stop these unequal treaties from happening. Yet the shogunate itself had no intentions in enforcing such order, which caused inspired attacks against foreigners and the shogunate. Tensions escalated as the British demanded reparations for the violence against its people in Japan, which was simply ignored. The Japanese people and the clans of Japan would ally together in a coup in 1866.
The Satsuma-Chōshū alliance as it was known along with the 15-year-old emperor Meiji joined forces as the Shogun resigned and had his authority given to the emperor, which marked the beginning of the Japanese Empire in 1868. After the Boshin War between forces loyal to the emperor and forces loyal to the Shogun, the Emperor would become victorious and would begin a process of modernization and a restoration of stability and imperial rule. Japan would begin studying Western practices and sending observers towards Western countries to study. Westernization began as Japan would begin making their system based on the Prussia's military system. They would begin their conquests now as they took Hokkaido in 1869, Chishima Islands in 1875, Ryukyu Islands in 1879, and Nanpo Islands in 1891, while making treaties with foreign powers such as Russia. In 1894, the Japanese would fight against the Qing Empire in the Sino-Japanese War for influence over Korea and Japanese desperation for resources, which ended in Japan occupying Korea and China ceding the islands of Taiwan and Penghu in the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
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The United States of America is one of the greatest examples of imperialism, one flexing it in all of its forms. It can't be denied America was or still imperialist at a point. From the Classical Liberal era to modern Neoconservative/ Neoliberal times. Many Americans that fought slavery such as Seminole and Apache that resisted the genocide against their people and culture would had been historically demonized by the American government in what was "historical revisionism".
The background story was that the USA was a settler-colonialist state established by the Kingdom of England, later the Kingdom of Great Britain in Jamestown, Virginia, on the land of the Powhattan natives. Although Roanoke Colony was founded in 1585, what happened to the settlement remained a mystery. After successfully fighting off the natives of Virginia, more colonies were brought to existance, such as Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, the Carolinas, and Georgia. New York, New Jersey, and Delaware were added upon the annexation of New Netherland in 1664. By 1732, there were an overwiew of Thirteen Colonies as a whole. Eventually the expensixe taxes and tight authority Great Britain pushed the colonies to revolt led by a certain known man. By 1783, the American Revolutionary War of independence was halted with the 1783 Trety of Paris, and the United States was born, and was allowed to manifest its destiny.
Almost immediately, colonists moved westward past the Appalachian Mountains into the former Indian reserves the Brits would've never allowed. This incited conflict with the people living there, of course. An example of this was on May 28th 1830, when Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Revomal Act. This relocated native americans from Georgia, Mississippi, Albania, to a long walk to the territory today of Oklahoma. Those 5 major Indian tribes; Chocktaw, Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Seminole had to travel barefoot on the Trail or Tears certainly in the winter, followed by white american soldiers under the orders of Jackson. Many died on the way thanks to diseases, frost, and malnutrition/dehydration.
After WW2, the US government created the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization along with the UK, FRG, France, and other pro-American countries. NATO was involved in 70 regime change attempts during Cold War. This includes the Korean War, which killed 2-3 Korean civilians and destroyed 85% of North Korean buildings. The Vietnam War lasted ten years and saw 2 million civilians perish, with 388,000 tons of napalm dropped on the Vietnamese land. US under Nixon’s U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger also launched Operation Condor, which couped many pro-Soviet social authoritarians and democratic socialists and replaced them with notorious National Capitalist tyrants, such as Jorge Rafael Videla, Hugo Benzer, Alfredo Stroessner, and Augusto Pinochet. These actions saw mass killings and prosecutions of political dissidents carried out by far-right dictators and directly caused the deaths of 60-80k people, with millions plunged into poverty.
After the end of the Cold War, the US gained world hegemony as the world’s sole superpower. It immediately started mass campaigns against any country that dared to disobey its orders. Since 1991, the US launched at least 251 military operations, including the Afghanistan War, which lasted 20 years and costed the US 2 trillion dollars, the Iraq War, the Invasion of Libya, the NATO intervention in the Syrian Civil War, etc. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have killed at least 500k civilians, with millions suffering from food insecurity and poverty. In 2021, after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration froze the 3.5 billion Afghan funds due to the Taliban takeover, with many experts warning that a potential famine is looming in Afghanistan due to the mix of US blockade and intellectuals and talented and skilled people fled from the Taliban to western countries.
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The Soviet Union (USSR) has often been accused of being a "great red empire" by spreading imperialism onto Eastern Europe and the rest of the world. The post-war Stalinist foreign policy is characterized by radical expansionism and domination of Eastern Europe. After the allied Triumph in 1945 against the Axis Powers, the Stalinist USSR implemented the policies of domination of Eastern Europe. The forceful imposition of the communist state system and ideology by the Stalinist USSR, as well as the overt emphasis on heavy industry development in Eastern Europe, have similarities to the practice of colonialism. The Eastern European satellites were economically reliant on the USSR and was subjected to the red army’s iron fist rule, and the USSR forced these countries to reject the Marshall Plan.
The Cominform, for example, was formed to exert direct control over the Soviet satellite states within the Soviet sphere of influence and give the USSR the power to intervene their politics directly. Czechoslovakian Prime Minister Edvard Beneš was also forced to resign following the threats of red army invasion of the country. Stalin’s successors, including Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev, albeit being less exploitive than the Stalinist regime, largely continued the policy of violent suppression of anti-Soviet uprisings through the repression of protests, military invasions and force regime change in these countries.
Another form of accusation by communist states “ social imperialism”, originating by Maoism and Hoxhaism to describe the USSR´s policy of “Brezhnev Doctrine” pioneered under Leonid Brezhev. A common example was when in 1968, Leonid Brezhnev crushed an uprising in socialist Czechoslovakia, ousting political dissent and political leader Alexander Dubcek.
Colonialism is the policy of a country or group of countries aimed at subjugating another state, territory or people through military, political or economic coercion. The political basis of colonialism is expanding a nation's influence and international presence through this acquisition of territory. It is based economically on the allocation of capital abroad in exchange for cheap resources and labor. Colonialism also means the fundamental inequality of relations between the metropolis and the colony (province).
Colonialism is accompanied by economic exploitation, the destruction of native culture, ethnocultural and religious characteristics, the imposition of official metropolitan culture, the formation of an ideology that justifies domination (racism, messianism, etc.), spreading imperial myths and stereotypes.
Cultural imperialism is the practice of promoting, isolating and artificially bringing the culture of one society into another. Usually a large, economically or militarily powerful nation brings and promotes its culture. Cultural imperialism can be both an active, formal policy and as general attitude. Theorists of postcolonialism study cultural imperialism as a form of non-military hegemony.
As an example, western countries produce the majority of media, such as films, music and comics. They have the money to produce them, while Third World countries buy these products because they are cheaper than producing them themselves. Therefore, Third World countries watch and consume media containing Western ways of life, beliefs and thoughts, becoming assimilated and thus erasing their own culture, whether voluntary or not.
For ideologies that are accused of being moderate of soft imperialist, see: Irredentism and Pan-Nationalism.
It can be argued that Soft Imperialism and Cultural Imperialism are intertwined, as they both seek to expand their sphere of influence in a non-violent way.
Post-imperialism refers to the period and state of affairs following the decline or dismantling of the formal imperialist system, when one nation or group of nations exercises significant control or influence over others. In the post-imperialist phase, former colonies or territories gain autonomy and/or independence, but they may still face the legacy and consequences of imperial rule, such as economic inequality, cultural influences or geopolitical complexities. This often involves changing the global power dynamics and can create new challenges and opportunities in international relations.
- The fall of the Ottoman Empire.
- The end of the British and French colonial rule, as after WW2 many of its colonies in Asia and Africa gained independence.
- Dissolusion of the Soviet Union.
Galactic Imperialism is a hypothetical Ideology that supports the expansion of Imperialism into the outer space, often in order to gain new ressources and achieve Galactic dominance.
Suzerainty is a relationship in which one state or other polity controls the foreign policy and relations of a tributary state, while allowing the tributary state to have internal autonomy. The dominant state is called the "suzerain". Suzerainty differs from sovereignty in that the tributary state is technically independent, but enjoys only limited self-rule. Although the situation has existed in a number of historical empires, it is considered difficult to reconcile with 20th- or 21st-century concepts of international law, in which sovereignty is a binary concept, which either exists or does not. While a sovereign state can agree by treaty to become a protectorate of a stronger power (eg. small island states of Oceania), modern international law does not recognise any way of making this relationship compulsory on the weaker power. Suzerainty is a practical, de facto situation, rather than a legal, de jure one.
Thalassocracy is a political ideology that holds for a state that has naval control over a body of water (specifically seas and even oceans), either militarily or commercially. However, Thalassocracy is more of a policy rather than an ideology. As a policy it is easiest to implement in an authoritarian right society, but can work in any ideology with a state that maintains trade and/or a military.
In theory, Tellurocracy is classified as following; a sedentary lifestyle (while resettlement colonization is not excluded), conservatism, constancy of legal norms, the presence of a powerful bureaucratic apparatus and central authority, strong infantry, but a weak navy.
He believes that subjugation of other weaker nations by stronger ones is necessary for survival whether pacifist or militarist (preferably the latter).
The justifications for Imperialism, vary from time period and region. While imperialism is almost always done out of the self-interest of the motherland many empires have tried to find moral justifications to gain public support for invading and conquering other nations.
In western countries such as the UK, France, and Belgium the colonization of Africa was justified through missionary arguments of freeing native Africans from local warlords. Even though natives in the European colonies (especially in the Congo Free State) worked under slave-like conditions for their white masters, apologists (such as historian Bruce Gilley) argue that they were still better of under colonial rule than they were under native elites.
The United States justified its expansionism of the American continent throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries through Manifest Destiny and Monroe Doctrine.
Expansionism practiced by non-western countries such as Russia/Soviet Union and Japan is generally justified by countering western imperialism for the sake of self-preservation. The Empire of Japan justified its conquest of other Asian countries through the "East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" which served as a counterbalance to European/American colonialism in the region.
How to Draw
Drawing Imperialism takes quite a few steps:
- Draw a ball
- Fill it with dark blue
- Draw a white circle in the middle and fill it
- Draw 4 white triangles in each of the cardinal directions
- Draw 4 thinner triangles in the intercardinal directions
- Draw a blue circle in the middle of the white circle
- Draw blue spokes going from the blue circle to each of the triangles
- Draw the eyes and you're done!
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- He likes old fashioned things over modern things. When he talks he may have an elegant British accent. He loves afternoon tea and likes the policy of old Great Britain and may want to replicate it for his own empire.
- He is a prominent anti-pacifist. And wants to go to war with any nation that is not his to spread influence.
- Does not like people portraying empires in a negative light.
- Loves taking over smaller-states and micronations.
- Very chauvinist and often racist, possibly even genocidal, especially to nations/peoples he doesn't like.
The Highest Stage of Civilization
- Kraterocracy - They deserved being conquered because they were weak.
- Caesarism & Roman Republicanism - My glorious Ancient Roman counterparts. Roma Invicta!
- Bonapartism - The Napoleonic wars weren't only about imperialism, but the French clay hasn't been so large since and it was glorious.
- Fascism - Yes, trying to revive the former Roman Empire was a great idea. Your actions in Libya and Ethiopia were based AF. Too bad your expansionist plans weren't as successful or went as far as your German and Japanese counterparts.
- Nazism - The Third Reich was me in my most extreme form. Lebensraum go brrrrr.
- National Capitalism - Nazism, but economically more liberal. Some of you even worked with the USA against the Communist Bloc.
- Showa Statism - My cruel comparative counterpart from the East. Countering European colonialism with your own form of imperialism was very based, indeed.
- Neoliberalism & Neoconservatism - My contemporary successors who reside in Western nations and America.
- Neo-Libertarianism - A more Libertarian version of the above. The Phoenix Foundation is pretty cool.
- Monarchism - My father. Most of the empires in history were monarchies.
- Universal Monarchism - My empire will conquer the world!
- Authoritarian Capitalism - Good friend of mine. Helps me maintain control over my former colonies after ”de-colonization” while giving his people an illusion of independence.
- Stratocracy - Not only do I need a large army and navy to conquer, but to crush any dissenters against the empire.
- Crusadism - DEUS VULT!
- Jihadism - Restore the Caliphate! ALLAHU AKBAR!
- Islamic Theocracy - Expand the Caliphate!
- Bull Moose Progressivism - Progressive imperialism sounds awesome! Teddy's actions in the Philippines, Cuba, and Panama, among others, and Woodrow's interventions in WWI and the Russian Civil War were based AF!
- Neo-Ottomanism - My son resides in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. He has the same ideas as me.
- National Democracy - Polska od morza do morza!
- Khrushchevism - A very based commie that I like. You brutally crushed Hungarian, German, and Polish protestors.
- Brezhnevism - Another based commie. I love your doctrine of a tight grip on the Eastern Bloc and how you invaded Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan.
- Fourth Theory - Eurasianism sounds really epic.
- National Bolshevism - Father of the above. Also shares great social views...
- State Liberalism - Woke Imperialism sounds really epic too.
God, you are weird ngl
- White Nationalism - To be honest, I can agree that white men were the people who gave prosperity to the land of Nig- excuse me, I meant "backward" tribes.
- Putinism - My modern Russian variant. Love your actions in Georgia, Chechnya and Ukraine.
- Objectivism - You're economic and philosophical ideology is certainly a bit out there for sure, but your views on ethnic minorities such as Native Americans was SO FUCKING BASED! After all, "Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent." as you said so yourself.
- Conservative Liberalism - Churchill, Smuts, and Thatcher fought to uphold the British Empire.
- Hive-Mind Collectivism - Outsiders must be conquered.
Temporary Transition Partners
- Tribalism - This is where we all would be if it wasn’t for wars and conquest. But Genghis Khan and other tribal Empires such as the Aztecs were based despite them being justifiably civilized.
- Irredentism - Depends if I'm taking land for him or against him (though even if we're acting together he tries to boss me around telling what land I should take for him).
- Nationalism - Depends if I conquer for him, or if I conquer him.
- Jingoism - See above.
- Reactionaryism - One can clearly see that Africa, America, and Southeast Asia were better off under European rule and that granting these places independence has only made them worse in the long run. However, I like to call anyone who dares to resist my expansionist influence a reactionary who tries and fails to stop the natural progression of history.
- Separatism - Hmmm... If we're talking about my clay, then these parasites should be crushed! But when it comes to my rivals, then I can use those revolts to destabilize them. As long as Separatiststan supports me, that is.
- Social Darwinism - Woah, calm down dude. Imperialism applies to people outside the nation.
- Avaritionism - Aren't you just him again, but more anarkiddy?
- Globalism - The new kid who wants to take my place... You reduce the sovereignty of some countries? Based, but stay out of my way!
- World Federalism - Same as above but even more extreme and in overt denial about it! Which I actually think he is trying to do for optics.
- Pan-Nationalism - MUST MAKE COUNTRY BIGGER!
You're standing in the way of making my country bigger! And some of your followers really hate me too
- Authoritarian Conservatism - Not as based as Authcap as most of your followers such as Chiang Kai-shek were extremely anti-globalist and opposed my expansionist influence.
- Reformist Marxism - Bernstein used to support me, but what do you mean with the enlightenment of the savages and fairer treatment for those among them who are educated enough? Not to mention Nosaka and his followers are utter morons.
- Leninism - You reconquered most of the seceded parts of the former Russian Empire and... handed the reigns over them to the locals? WHAAAAT
But at least they were the ideology you admired, like any true collab??? And I'll never forget nor forgive how you denounced me in that goddamn book! At least, you made sure to have your ideological allies rule those lands and (unwittlngly) laid ground for your more based successors to build on.
- Marxism–Leninism - You were always yapping about how I'm the bad guy, but at the same time your later counterparts enforced Soviet Imperialism in Eastern Europe to crack down on reformist factions in case they succeed...I'm actually quite impressed. "Socialism In One Country" my ass.
- Trotskyism - "Permanent revolution", you say? Depends on what you mean. If you mean invading other countries then maybe it might be good...
- Maoism - You always talk about how you hate me, and say the third-world needs to be free from colonialism, but at the very least you rightfully re-took your clay from reactionary Tibetans to re-establish the borders of your former empire. You also work with Kissinger and Nixon, so that's good too.
- Dengism - People like to say you’re me but you only have some petty border disputes with India and in the South China Sea to claim that we are the same. Sure the BRI is a cool idea but it is too disorganized and why do you write off the debts of developing nations? Some say you end up making developing nations stronger. But most of you kinda "hate me anyways nowadays under Xi". Thanks for siding with me in past conflicts though and what you did in Vietnam was based.
- Posadism - Nuclear holocaust is a controversial topic in our circle. With that, we can instantly win and take over the entire world, without wasting our soldiers and military gear, but on the other hand - nuked places will be unusable for entire decades, and there will be no potentially useful survivors from the enemy side (who will we enslave)?
- Ba'athism - Claims to oppose me, but then one proceeds to invade and occupy Lebanon while the other proceeds to invade and occupy Kuwait. Curious.
- Fabian Socialism and Attlee Socialism - You had such promise, but in the end it almost all went out with a whimper.
- Jacobinism - Pretty much proto-Lenin, you opposed expansion and colonialism while going to spread your ideas around Europe, and later gave way to a more based successor..
- Neighborstan - PREPARE TO BE CONQUERED, SCUM!!!
- Independence Anarchism - You are of my clay, stop complaining!
- Anti-Imperialists - My worst enemies. They always rant about "Anti-Imperialism", which is one of the most disgusting abominations to exist. One day, I will unleash my true power and exact my revenge against you!!
- Guevarism - Basically Maoism without its good qualities. Yuck
- Alter-Globalism - Wants to make the entire planet one anti-empire. LITERALLY EVIL!
- Feudalism - Okay, seriously? I despise the idea of lots of tiny states to conquer easily. That is the literal opposite of an empire.
- Communists - You guys keep writing books demonizing me! I especially hated Lenin's book.
At least some of your children are based.
- Indigenism - They're savages! Savages! Barely even human, Savages! Savages! Drive them from our shore, They're not like you and me, Which means they must be evil, We must sound the drums of war! Also, I have to give a cheers to my Mountie Friend for forcing you guys to be educated into the far superior British Culture! 
- Black Nationalism - What annoying yappers! They always complain that I'm the evil slayer of civilization, but the moment they govern countries themselves everything goes to hell. Living proof that decolonization is always bad.
The Zulus were quite a worthy enemy.
- National Liberalism - STFU and let me do my job!
- Arab Socialism - The Arabs are uncivilized barbarians who don’t deserve a federation! How does it feel being pwned by Israel over and over and over again?
- Progressivism - Why do you hate me? I’m a progressive too. I bring progress to smaller and uncivilized societies and help them modernize. Sure some innocent blood may be spilled, but it’s all worth it in the long run. Anyone who resists me is probably a reactionary.
- Sankarism - Afrique Occidentale au Afrique Équatoriale ne deviendra pas indépendant! Et baise Thomas Sankara!
- Pol Potism & Ho Chi Minh Thought - L'Indochine ne deviendra pas indépendant!! Et va te faire foutre, Khmer Rouge et Ho Chi Minh!!
At least the former likes the Khmer Empire
- Post-Colonial Anarchism - See? These savages know nothing of true civilization, it's better for them to live under our empire and be assimilated anyway.
- Kemalism - REEEEEE!!! You did not just end my ambitions to colonize Turkey by breaking it apart, but you also ended the Ottoman Empire! You also entered a treaty to resist my expansionist influence to invade the Balkans! I HATE YOU!!!!!
- Tridemism - YOU ENDED THE QING, PUSHED THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN OUT OF YOUR LAND, AND BROKE ALL OF MY TREATIES TO COLONIZE CHINA!!!!!!! But how you claim Tibet and the entirety of Mongolia to be your own legitimate territory is based.
- Titoism - You mother f*cker didn’t just push me out of your land but you also resisted the Soviet and Western takeover of your country!! You also created the Non-aligned Movement to resist my influence you piece of sh*t!!!
I kind of like your claims in Bulgaria, Albania, and Greece. If only you actually did something there.
- Isolationism - You will open up and accept my demands or I will overwhelm you with sheer numbers.
- Anti-civ - Why would you rather live in a savage tribe than in my great civilization?
- Paleoconservatism - Worst form of Conservatism. I'm a Conservative too, I want to spread Western Values to the undeveloped. Sure some innocent blood may be spilled, but it’s all worth it in the long run. Anyone who resists me is probably a filthy hippie.
- On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare by Noam Chomsky and Andre Bitchek
- Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
- Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient by Edward W. Said
- Culture and Imperalism by Edward W. Said
- The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress by Chris Hedges
- Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin
- Neocolonialism, the Last Stage of Imperialism by Kwame Nkrumah
- Imperialism: Monster of the Twentieth Century by Kōtoku Shūsui
- The Case for Colonialism by Bruce Gilley
- New Imperialism
- Social imperialism
- Cultural imperialism
- Settler colonialism
- Divide and Conquer
- Puppet state
- Sphere of influence
Notable events throughtout the history of imperialism
Wars, conquests, proxy conflicts, military interventions, religious, ethnic and racial persecutions, genocides, military coups, anti-imperial uprisings, etc. All here.
- Fall of Babylon
- Warring States Period
- Greco-Persian Wars
- Peloponnesian War
- Alexander's Balkan campaign
- Rise and fall of the Roman Empire
- Migration Period
- Arab Conquests
- Rise and Fall of the Göktürks
- Norman Conquest
- Mongol invasions and conquests
- Hundred Years' War
- Anglo-Scottish Wars
- Byzantine–Ottoman wars
- Age of Discovery
- Ottoman Slave Trade
- Ottoman–Habsburg Wars
- Trans-Saharan Slave Trade
- Spanish Empire
- Portuguese colonization of the Americas
- French colonization of the Americas
- Polish–Swedish wars
- Kazakh-Dzungar Wars
- Northern Wars
- Danish-Swedish War (1400s-1500s)
- Stockholm Bloodbath
- Swedish War of Liberation
- Russo-Swedish War (1554–1557)
- Livonian War
- Russo-Swedish War (1590–1595)
- Polish–Swedish War (1600–1611)
- Thirty Years' War
- Pereyaslav Council
- The Ruin
- Great Northern War
- Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
- Collegium of Little Russia
- British colonization of the Americas
- Colonization of Australia
- Colonization of New Zealand
- Seven Years' War
- Abolition of Cossack Hetmanate and Zaporizhian Sich
- Partitions of Poland
- French and Indian War
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
- Colonial India
- Russo-Turkish wars
- Napoleonic Wars()()
- Circassian genocide
- Dutch East Indies
- Early US Imperialism
- Ireland-Britain Conflict
- French conquest of Algeria
- Filibustering expeditions in Mexico
- Filibuster War
- Chincha Islands War
- War of the Pacific
- Occupation of Araucanía
- Uruguayan War
- Paraguayan War
- Conquest of the Desert
- American Civil War
- Century of humiliation
- Opium Wars
- Concessions in China
- Boxer Rebellion
- First Sino-Japanese War
- Xinhai Revolution
- Warlord Era
- Second Sino-Japanese War
- Chinese Civil War
- Scramble for Africa
- Selk'nam genocide
- Japanese occupation of Korea
- Human Zoo
- World War I
- Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
- Asian and Pacific theatre of WWI
- East African campaign (World War I)
- Western Front (World War I)
- Eastern Front (World War I)
- Italian Front (World War I)
- Treaty of Versailles
- Turkish War of Independence
- Rise of the Soviet Union
- Russian Civil War
- White Terror
- Red Terror
- Ukrainian Civil War
- Soviet westward offensive
- Soviet invasions of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
- Polish-Soviet War
- Soviet deportations
- Holodomor and Kazakh famine of 1931–1933
- () Winter War
- Continuation War
- Soviet-Turkish Straits Crisis
- Tito-Stalin Split
- Late Ottoman genocides
- Partition of the Ottoman Empire
- Italian colonization of Libya
- Second Italo-Ethiopian War
- World War II
- The Holocaust
- German occupation of Czechoslovakia
- Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
- Invasion of Poland
- Occupation of the Baltic States
- Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran
- Balkans campaign
- The Blitz
- North African campaign
- Western Front
- Eastern Front
- Operation Avalanche
- Italian campaign
- Bombing of Dresden
- Ratlines (WWII aftermath)
- Pacific War
- Comfort Women
- Unit 731 and Unit Ei 1644
- Attack on Pearl Harbor
- Japanese-American internment camps
- Burma campaign
- Malayan Campaign
- Japanese occupation of Singapore and Malaya
- Japanese occupation of the Philippines
- Battle of Iwo Jima
- Air raids on Japan
- Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagaski
- Military occupation of Japan
- Cold War
- Allied-occupied Germany
- Decolonization of Asia
- US Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands
- Iron Curtain
- Operation Paperclip and Operation Osoaviakhim
- Pacific Proving Grounds
- CIA/MI6 activities within the Warsaw Pact
- Soviet espionage in the United States
- Decolonization of Africa
- Korean War
- Annexation of Tibet
- Arab Cold War