The term ‘imperialism’ means political occupation or domination of one country by another.The life of the people of the occupied country is directed in accordance with the interest of the imperialist power and not in accordance with that of the conquered people.Imperialism is nothing but capitalism at the international level.
Imperialism means the practice of extending the power,the control or rule by a country over the political and the economic life of areas out side its own boarders.Imperialism is a story of deception, armed might.Imperialism is a outcome of industria revolution.Capitalism and colonialism are also the product of industrial revolution.Due to industrial revolution production increased manifold.As production increased,market for the produced goods were required.Hence capitalist countries began to search for new markets and new buyers.This led to the establishment of colonial empires by European countries.The discovery of raw materials listened the imperialistic exploitation.Besides,the means of transport and communication gave impetus to the imperialistic countries of Europes to establish colonies.
Imperialism means the practice of extending the power,the control or rule by counting over the political and the economic life of areas outside its boarders.It can be either through force or through the establishment of colonies.The essential features of imperialism is exploitation with or without direct political control.
The coquest of a country or a part of it by any other country is called imperialism.Its main features are given below,
- To conquer new countries or new areas
- To establish trade relation with them and to influence the political situation there to the benefit of the victor countries.
- To maintain peace and establish stable govt’s in the colonies to keep their population without the right to govern themselves.
- To use colonies as markets and to exploit their natural resources.