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Colonization Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"

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  • the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"

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Colonization Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Colonization is the act of one country settling another place, in order to become the new rulers of the new country, and to live in the new country.

In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered The Americas. This is how the Europeans learned that North America and South America were there. The Europeans colonized the Americas. Because of this, and the killing of lots of Native Americans, most people now living in North America are the descendents of Europeans.

Sometimes, science fiction stories talk about humans colonizing outer space on space stations or planets other than Earth. Some science fiction stories like The Matrix speak of the robots the human beings made, taking over, and colonizing Earth.

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  • ‘Ideological colonization
    It is a phrase straight out of the center-periphery idiom of Latin American “dependencia” thinking. Concepts like “ideological colonization” freely flow from the speeches of the Argentine Pope Francis, particularly when he speaks in Spanish. They mirror the realities of political oppression and the emancipatory struggles that have shaped the consciousness Read more on this news related to 'Colonization'
  • Francis warns against 'ideological colonization' of family, reaffirms contraception ban
    Pope Francis issued a firm warning Friday against what he calls an "ideological colonization" of family life, in an apparent reference to efforts to legalize same-sex marriage and to the use of contraception. Read more on this news related to 'Colonization'
  • SpaceX's Elon Musk to Reveal Mars Colonization Ideas This Year
    Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind the private spaceflight company SpaceX, says he will unveil his concepts for Mars colonization later this year. In an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit Monday evening (Jan. 5), Musk told readers that the details of his Mars Colonial Transporter would be unveiled by the end of the year, and that the plan wo Read more on this news related to 'Colonization'

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