Unformatted text preview: power for an extended period. Colonialism is rule by outsiders but, unlike annexation, does not involve actual incorporation into a dominant people’s nation. The long control exercised by the British Empire over much of North America, parts of Africa, and India is an example of colonial domination. Societies gain power over a foreign land through military strength, sophisticated political organization, and investment capital. Relations between the colonial nation and the colonized people are similar to those between a dominant group and exploited subordinate groups. The colonial subjects generally are limited to menial jobs and the wages from their labor. The natural resources of their land benefit the members of the ruling class....
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- Fall '10
- Annexation, Guadalupe Hidalgo, minority group members, dominant power