One essential concept for understanding the 20th-21st century is, colonialism.
Colonialism- Western/industrialized powers like the US, occupying another nation for foreign control of the nation for the purposes of influence, economic and geo-political gain, resources and other benefits
- resources extracted from countries fueled the industrial revolution
- created a legacy of transculturalization
- left many colonized nations/cultures damaging effects
Compare and contrast extraction-based colonialism and settler-based colonialism. Why are some former-colonalized nations better off than others?