Genocide Chapter 2 .docx - Riley Okeson Chapter 2 1 What is the difference between imperialism and colonialism Imperialism is defined in the texts as

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Riley Okeson Chapter 2 1. What is the difference between imperialism and colonialism? Imperialism is defined in the texts as, “a policy undertaken by a state to directly control foreign, economic, physical, and cultural resources,” while colonialism is defined as, “a specific form of imperialism involving the establishment and maintenance, for an extended period of time, of rule over an alien people that is separate from the subordinate to the ruling power,” (Jones 66). In simpler terms, the difference between imperialism and colonialism is the subject of the controlled ruling. In imperialism, the governing state is controlling land in which they physically inhabit. In colonialism, however, the governing state is controlling land from a distance, imposing their rule on a satellite location. 2. Why is settler colonialism particularly associated with genocide? What about internal colonialism? Internal colonialism liquidates profits from periphery to core, ravaging the environment, undermining and dissolving the culture, and often destructing the indigenous societies. These atrocities are usually accomplished by massacres, selective killings, expulsions, coerced labor, disease, and substance abuse, sometimes reaching a genocidal magnitude. Settler colonialism, however, is often linked to genocide, particularly against indigenous people. In settler colonialism the governing power encourages colonists to “settle” the territory rather than only exploiting their resources. 3. What are some examples of imperial famines? Is it legitimate to regard these as genocidal? Explain your reasoning. Stalin’s USSR, Mao’s China, and Ethiopia under the Dergue regime are all examples of imperial famines. Imperial famines should be regarded as genocidal because the government is deliberately inflicting conditions of life (lack of proper food sustenance) calculated to cause a physical demise of the population. This comes straight from the Genocide Convention’s
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