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Anti-imperialism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anti-imperialism Opposition to imperialism.This term was applied originally in the United States, after the Spanish-American war (1898), to the attitude or principles of those opposing territorial expansion; in England, of those, often called Little Englanders, opposing the extension of the empire and the closer relation of its parts, esp. in matters of commerce and imperial defense. After the second world war, the term became used for opposition to any hegemony of one power over a foreign territory, and to the support for the national independence of territories, as in Africa, which were controlled by European nations.
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Usage

In literature:

The imperial anti-Socialist association has had an excellent example of this alleged treachery of ours.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
At last he demanded a fifth of all clerical goods to enable the pope to finance the anti-imperial crusade.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
What came then was not Imperialism; it was Anti-Imperialism.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
John Bright's speech reflected the anti-Imperial spirit of the time.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
The progress of the anti-opium movement and the dispute over the control of the Imperial Maritime Customs have already been chronicled.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Norfolk imagined that Wolsey was scheming for a return to power on the old anti-Imperial lines.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
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