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Re: Question on Imperialism

Posted by alexandra d'urso on November 20, 2000 at 10:41:56:

In Reply to: Question on Imperialism posted by Jenn Gangne on November 19, 2000 at 13:29:55:

I am under the impression that imperialism involves big superpowers like the United States [which you mentioned] going
into blatantly powerless [in comparison to our country] areas and completely usurping them. Now, obviously the poor masses in the US probably won't have a part in this action, so I would agree that it is a classist action. This kind of like the annoying fact that anyone in this country can run for president but only the rich will be seen and heard.

: According to the standars set forth by the World Systems School, the relationship that companies based in the United States have with other developing countries can be viewed as imperialist in nature due to the level at which U.S. companies can go in to these countries and exploit the workers/producers. Is imperialism an example of another class process? If so, it is the companies from countries such as the United States that are acting as imperialist powers, correct?




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