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8/18/2011 6:29:52 PM
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For those who do not know what Imperialism is, here is a short definition provided by dictionary.com

imperialism : n. The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc.

Thank you to revleft for this list.
Shortly put, that means a nation state trying to extend its control or influence over an area or country, in aggresive diplomacy, or direct military invasion.

I would also like to note that the countries here are only those affected negatively by imperialism and also, that I have only listed countries that were directly affected by imperialism, this includes;
Installing puppet leaders, squashing of a coup , assasination of a leader, helping a coup against a leader, spreading of propaganda and trade blockades
So most , (if not all) of the countries listed will have had one or more of the previous actions inflicted upon them by the United States of America.

Countries affected by American Imperialism:
Afghanistan

Angola

Bosnia

Cambodia

China

Chile

Cuba

The Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Greece

Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiwaï

Haïti

Honduras

Iran

Iraq

Panama

Phillipenes

Puerto Rico

Poland

Korea (North & South)

Kuwait

Laos

Libya

Nicaragua

Mexico

Samoa

Somalia

Vietnam (North & South)

Virgin Islands

Yugoslavia

_____

This is by no means a complete list. If you have any nations you wish to add, please post it here.

I'm completely against imperialism and if anyone thinks otherwise, challenge me to a debate.
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8/18/2011 6:35:52 PM
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Imperialism's Charge Sheet (From revleft as well)

From Wounded Knee to Iraq
by Zoltan Grossman

The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2003. This guide does not include:

mobilizations of the National Guard
offshore shows of naval strength
reinforcements of embassy personnel
the use of non-Defense Department personnel (such as the Drug Enforcement Administration)
military exercises
non-combat mobilizations (such as replacing postal strikers)
the permanent stationing of armed forces
covert actions where the U.S. did not play a command and control role
the use of small hostage rescue units
most uses of proxy troops
U.S. piloting of foreign warplanes
foreign disaster assistance
military training and advisory programs not involving direct combat
civic action programs
and many other military activities.
Among sources used, beside news reports, are the Congressional Record (23 June 1969), 180 Landings by the U.S. Marine Corp History Division, Ege & Makhijani in Counterspy (July-Aug, 1982), "Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798-1993" by Ellen C. Collier of the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, and Ellsberg in Protest & Survive.

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Zoltan Grossman is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire (Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54701 USA). His peace writings can be seen at http://www.uwec.edu...

SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners' strike.
HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
NICARAGUA 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
CHINA 1894-95 Naval, troops Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
KOREA 1894-96 Troops Marines kept in Seoul during war.
PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.
NICARAGUA 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto.
CHINA 1898-1900 Troops Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
PHILIPPINES 1898-1910 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos
CUBA 1898-1902 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
PUERTO RICO 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
GUAM 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still use as base.
MINNESOTA 1898 (-?) Troops Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
NICARAGUA 1898 Troops Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
SAMOA 1899 (-?) Troops Battle over succession to throne.
NICARAGUA 1899 Troops Marines land at port of Bluefields.
IDAHO 1899-1901 Troops Army occupies Coeur d'Alene mining region.
OKLAHOMA 1901 Troops Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
PANAMA 1901-14 Naval, troops Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone 1914.
HONDURAS 1903 Troops Marines intervene in revolution.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1903-04 Troops U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
KOREA 1904-05 Troops Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
CUBA 1906-09 Troops Marines land in democratic election.
NICARAGUA 1907 Troops "Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up.
HONDURAS 1907 Troops Marines land during war with Nicaragua
PANAMA 1908 Troops Marines intervene in election contest.
NICARAGUA 1910 Troops Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
HONDURAS 1911 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
CHINA 1911-41 Naval, troops Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
CUBA 1912 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
PANAMA 1912 Troops Marines land during heated election.
HONDURAS 1912 Troops Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
NICARAGUA 1912-33 Troops, bombing 10-year occupation, fought guerillas
MEXICO 1913 Naval Americans evacuated during revolution.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1914 Naval Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
COLORADO 1914 Troops Breaking of miners' strike by Army.
MEXICO 1914-18 Naval, troops Series of interventions against nationalists.
HAITI 1914-34 Troops, bombing 19-year occupation after revolts.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-24 Troops 8-year Marine occupation.
CUBA 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate.
WORLD WAR I 1917-18 naval, troops Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
RUSSIA 1918-22 Naval, troops Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
PANAMA 1918-20 Troops "Police duty" during unrest after elections.
HONDURAS 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign.
YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
GUATEMALA 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists.
WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21 Troops, bombing Army intervenes against mineworkers.
TURKEY 1922 Troops Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
CHINA 1922-27 Naval, troops Deployment during nationalist revolt.
HONDURAS 1924-25 Troops Landed twice during election strife.
PANAMA 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike.
CHINA 1927-34 Troops Marines stationed throughout the country.
EL SALVADOR 1932 Naval Warships send during Marti revolt.
WASHINGTON DC 1932 Troops Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
WORLD WAR II 1941-45 Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion.
IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north.
YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane.
URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength.
GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige.
GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov't nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.
EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Marine occupation against rebels.
IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war.
CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal's return.
INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Marines land during election campaign.
GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles Blacks, 43 killed.
UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in
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8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM
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My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?
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8/18/2011 6:46:47 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM, 000ike wrote:
My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?

Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.
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8/18/2011 6:52:16 PM
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first, there is a difference between imperialism and interventionism. most of the examples are of interventionism.

Second, the degree and method of imperialism is what makes it bad or good.
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8/18/2011 6:54:46 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:46:47 PM, kohai wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM, 000ike wrote:
My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?

Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.

The highest form of capitalism is completely free. I think Rothbard said, anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism, and capitalism of anarchism. In the "highest" form of capitalism(assuming highest means most true to a free market), neither interventionism not imperialism would exist as it does now or has in the past.
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8/18/2011 6:56:11 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:54:46 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:46:47 PM, kohai wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM, 000ike wrote:
My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?

Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.

The highest form of capitalism is completely free. I think Rothbard said, anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism, and capitalism of anarchism. In the "highest" form of capitalism(assuming highest means most true to a free market), neither interventionism not imperialism would exist as it does now or has in the past.

You'd be having corporate interventions, rather than governmental interventions.
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8/18/2011 7:09:40 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:52:16 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
first, there is a difference between imperialism and interventionism. most of the examples are of interventionism.

Second, the degree and method of imperialism is what makes it bad or good.

This

You can't simply say that because the U.S. sent soldiers somewhere in the world to combat communism that it was imperialist when we had no control or power over governments of the countries we sent soldiers to.

Secondly you can't say that imperialism is bad because imperialism is bad. One could argue that due to their connection to western capital, technology, and culture, many colonies prospered. Additionally the U.S. had very few colonies and for a very short period of time.
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8/18/2011 7:56:44 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:54:46 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:

The highest form of capitalism is completely free.

Capitalism requires property rights, which limit freedom. That statement is completely non sequitor.
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8/18/2011 8:11:28 PM
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At 8/18/2011 7:56:44 PM, Lasagna wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:54:46 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:

The highest form of capitalism is completely free.

Capitalism requires property rights, which limit freedom. That statement is completely non sequitor.

Property rights give you the freedom to do what you want with something without having to get everyone to agree to let you have control of that item. A lack of property rights limits freedom, because you can't just decide "I'm going to use my toothbrush now". It's not your toothbrush.
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8/19/2011 8:53:46 AM
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At 8/18/2011 7:56:44 PM, Lasagna wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:54:46 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:

The highest form of capitalism is completely free.

Capitalism requires property rights, which limit freedom. That statement is completely non sequitor.

How do you define freedom. In that context, I was using it to mean the absolute freeedom to trade property. How are you using it?
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8/19/2011 9:00:11 AM
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At 8/18/2011 6:46:47 PM, kohai wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM, 000ike wrote:
My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?

Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.:

I don't agree with imperialism either, but this seems a tad hyperbolic. Secondly, capitalism is an economic principle, not a military tactic.
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8/19/2011 9:14:59 AM
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At 8/19/2011 9:00:11 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:46:47 PM, kohai wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM, 000ike wrote:
My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?

Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.:

I don't agree with imperialism either, but this seems a tad hyperbolic. Secondly, capitalism is an economic principle, not a military tactic.

Just remember that You would probably be typing this from France if Imperialism and Capitalism did not colonize America.
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8/19/2011 9:20:28 AM
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Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.:

I don't agree with imperialism either, but this seems a tad hyperbolic. Secondly, capitalism is an economic principle, not a military tactic.

Just remember that You would probably be typing this from France if Imperialism and Capitalism did not colonize America.:

Imperialism on whose part?
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8/19/2011 9:25:27 AM
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At 8/19/2011 9:20:28 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.:

I don't agree with imperialism either, but this seems a tad hyperbolic. Secondly, capitalism is an economic principle, not a military tactic.

Just remember that You would probably be typing this from France if Imperialism and Capitalism did not colonize America.:

Imperialism on whose part?

Imperialism, in American usage, refers to the domination of another society against the expressed will of its people. Imperialism can be both formal and informal. In the case of formal empire—as in the British rule over the thirteen American colonies during the eighteenth century—a powerful foreign state manages the day-to-day political, social, and economic affairs in another land. Informal empire, in contrast, refers to a more indirect arrangement, whereby a foreign state works through local intermediaries to manage a distant society. In early nineteenth-century India, for example, British authorities negotiated favorable trade arrangements with native monarchs rather than bear the heavy costs of direct imperial control.

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8/19/2011 9:30:53 AM
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At 8/19/2011 9:20:28 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:

Imperialism on whose part?

Oh wait, you think goods and services would have developed faster in North America without a sponsor country colonizing them under Imperialism?

I disagree.
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8/19/2011 9:41:21 AM
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At 8/19/2011 9:30:53 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 8/19/2011 9:20:28 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:

Imperialism on whose part?

Oh wait, you think goods and services would have developed faster in North America without a sponsor country colonizing them under Imperialism?

I disagree.:

What? I don't agree with that. I don't like imperialism of any kind. That said, I think a lot of the OP's examples were more indicative of American interventionism than it was outright imperialism. Whatever the case, interventionism is still the ugly little brother of imperialism.

Others, like the procurement of the Hawaiian islands, are textbook examples of imperialism.
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8/19/2011 9:46:24 AM
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At 8/19/2011 9:41:21 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 8/19/2011 9:30:53 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 8/19/2011 9:20:28 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:

Imperialism on whose part?

Oh wait, you think goods and services would have developed faster in North America without a sponsor country colonizing them under Imperialism?

I disagree.:

What? I don't agree with that. I don't like imperialism of any kind. That said, I think a lot of the OP's examples were more indicative of American interventionism than it was outright imperialism. Whatever the case, interventionism is still the ugly little brother of imperialism.

Others, like the procurement of the Hawaiian islands, are textbook examples of imperialism.

I agree with that. I think many instances of Imperialism had a lot more to do with economic development of resources than blanket warfare.
Hawaii was purely a militarily strategical acquisition though.
Do you think this was wrong?
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8/19/2011 9:54:07 AM
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I agree with that. I think many instances of Imperialism had a lot more to do with economic development of resources than blanket warfare.
Hawaii was purely a militarily strategical acquisition though.
Do you think this was wrong?:

Yes. I mean, it is what is now long after the fact, and it certainly has benefited the United States, but from a purely moral perspective, I don't agree with it.
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8/19/2011 9:56:30 AM
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At 8/19/2011 9:54:07 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
I agree with that. I think many instances of Imperialism had a lot more to do with economic development of resources than blanket warfare.
Hawaii was purely a militarily strategical acquisition though.
Do you think this was wrong?:

Yes. I mean, it is what is now long after the fact, and it certainly has benefited the United States, but from a purely moral perspective, I don't agree with it.

I think many in the US feel that it is morally shaky, hence the massive amounts of subsidies flowing to the small island, for better or worse.
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8/19/2011 10:13:14 AM
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At 8/18/2011 6:29:52 PM, kohai wrote:
For those who do not know what Imperialism is, here is a short definition provided by dictionary.com

imperialism : n. The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc.

Thank you to revleft for this list.
Shortly put, that means a nation state trying to extend its control or influence over an area or country, in aggresive diplomacy, or direct military invasion.

I would also like to note that the countries here are only those affected negatively by imperialism and also, that I have only listed countries that were directly affected by imperialism, this includes;
Installing puppet leaders, squashing of a coup , assasination of a leader, helping a coup against a leader, spreading of propaganda and trade blockades
So most , (if not all) of the countries listed will have had one or more of the previous actions inflicted upon them by the United States of America.


Countries affected by American Imperialism:
Afghanistan

Angola

Bosnia

Cambodia

China

Chile

Cuba

The Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Greece

Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiwaï

Haïti

Honduras

Iran

Iraq

Panama

Phillipenes

Puerto Rico

Poland

Korea (North & South)

Kuwait

Laos

Libya

Nicaragua

Mexico

Samoa

Somalia

Vietnam (North & South)

Virgin Islands

Yugoslavia

_____

This is by no means a complete list. If you have any nations you wish to add, please post it here.

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8/19/2011 10:42:03 AM
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OP: What about the Louisiana Purchase? The US purchased 828,000 square miles off the French at 3 cents an acre. Was that imperialism?
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8/19/2011 10:50:54 AM
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At 8/19/2011 10:42:03 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
OP: What about the Louisiana Purchase? The US purchased 828,000 square miles off the French at 3 cents an acre. Was that imperialism?

no.. I think his definition was poor.. though his Later qualifier of "aggressive" was better.

The deal with the French was just that.. A deal.

you can't be Imperialistic against Napolean!

if anything the Settling of that land "bought" from napolean was the imperialistic bit.
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8/19/2011 11:05:47 AM
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At 8/18/2011 8:11:28 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 8/18/2011 7:56:44 PM, Lasagna wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:54:46 PM, Tim_Spin wrote:

The highest form of capitalism is completely free.

Capitalism requires property rights, which limit freedom. That statement is completely non sequitor.

Property rights give you the freedom to do what you want with something without having to get everyone to agree to let you have control of that item. A lack of property rights limits freedom, because you can't just decide "I'm going to use my toothbrush now". It's not your toothbrush.

You don't have to own something to use something.
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8/19/2011 1:36:32 PM
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At 8/19/2011 10:42:03 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
OP: What about the Louisiana Purchase? The US purchased 828,000 square miles off the French at 3 cents an acre. Was that imperialism?

Nope. Just unconstitutional.
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8/19/2011 5:03:28 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:46:47 PM, kohai wrote:
At 8/18/2011 6:45:20 PM, 000ike wrote:
My reply to all of this is 'okay'? Have we committed a crime here ooorrrrr.....what?

Imperialism is the greatest crime any leader can comit. It is also the highest form of capitalism.

What are your thoughts on Hugo Chavez?
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8/19/2011 9:07:22 PM
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At 8/19/2011 10:42:03 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
OP: What about the Louisiana Purchase? The US purchased 828,000 square miles off the French at 3 cents an acre. Was that imperialism?

No, but the original thirteen colonies were.
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8/19/2011 9:08:59 PM
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At 8/18/2011 6:35:52 PM, kohai wrote:
Imperialism's Charge Sheet (From revleft as well)

GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
DET

Sadly enough, your list of imperialist interventions ended at 1967. Not even the end of the cold war.