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Notes from the power point of my Western Civ lecture:

The OED definition for imperialism reads
2. The principle or spirit of empire; advocacy of what are held to be imperial interests.
Example
In nineteenth-century British politics, the principle or policy
1) of seeking, or at least not refusing, an extension of the British Empire in directions where trading interests and investments require the protection of the flag;


It was so very tempting to quote Eddie Izzard  "No flag, no country!"

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