Should imperialism be allowed?

Posted by: Itani

Imperialism - the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies

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heil38 says2015-04-12T22:06:59.7884117-05:00
A lot countries that were formally under imperialism actually have higher life standards than they did before imperialism
Itani says2015-04-12T22:13:02.2942403-05:00
Well, taking over smaller countries would yield resources, so that makes sense. Since the United States has the strongest military in the world, imagine how many we could take over! Although, I'm not sure it would be a could thing. Every country that spreads far usually ends up losing that area, since it's to much to manage. So maybe having many allies spread far is better?
Itani says2015-04-12T22:13:20.9358818-05:00
heil38 says2015-04-12T22:15:16.4828597-05:00
The problem is usually differing cultures and ethnicities and ideologies. The roman empire collapsed and never really recovered fully because it was too ethnically diverse while the Han dynasty being ethnically and culturally unified, was able to recover in later dyansties
heil38 says2015-04-12T22:15:49.6634216-05:00
The solution I believe in homogenizing the areas to be one culture and custom and most importantly one ideology
Itani says2015-04-12T22:21:29.3000900-05:00
Definitely, but getting people to assimilate is a very difficult thing to do, and it usually leads to revolutions or civil wars even, I guess it's really not possible. Countries always separate eventually

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