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Defnitions. Socialism- a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Imperialism- a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. Racism- prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. Social Darwinism- the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, social Darwinism was advocated by Herbert Spencer and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform. Assimilation- The process by which a person or persons acquire the social and psychological
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