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Week 1: The Impact of Western Imperialism

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Imperialism is a complex set of ideas and actions, but arises out of one group’s feeling of superiority over another, with the superior group then justifying their dominance and control over the perceived inferior. With regard to the imperialism in practice in the early twentieth century around the globe, which do you believe to be the greater driving force: the West’s technological superiority or their feeling of cultural superiority?

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