Lecture Notes 2.5.08 - POL103Y1 2/5/08 Colonialism and...

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POL103Y1 2/5/08 Colonialism and Imperialism -One of the ironies of fascism is that it produced unexpected outcomes in addition to many expected ones -Out of the irrationality of religion we get capitalism, out of the rationality of capitalism we get the maddeningly irrational morph of our current system -At the beginning of the 20 th century, Europe was a power unlike any seen before; it showed no signs of stopping expansion and development. -Within Asia and Africa, etc. fights were fought within nations, instead of conquering neighbors and satellite countries like many European countries (Britain, France, Spain). -“The strong take what they can, the weak accept what they must.” -Colonialism is practice of domination of one people over another. It involves transfer of people to new territory, where new arrivals become permanent settlers while maintaining allegiance to country of origin. -Imperialism means “to command”. It draws our attention away from the act of settling and towards the way one country exercises power over another. -The West: What were they thinking?
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POL 103 taught by Professor Kopstein during the Fall '07 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Lecture Notes 2.5.08 - POL103Y1 2/5/08 Colonialism and...

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