Colonization

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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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  • The Tricky Ethics of Intergalactic Colonization
    Leif Podhajsky Zheng He! Zheng He! Is there a better icon for interstellar voyaging? Between 1405 and 1433, Zheng set out from China on massive naval expeditions that reached as far as Mecca and Mombasa, journeys with more than 300 vessels and 28,000 crew, excursions far bigger and longer than those of Columbus more than […] The post The Tricky Ethics of Interga Read more on this news related to 'Colonization'
  • Here's the story of Captain John Smith you didn't get from the Disney flick
    Captain John Smith did not actually fall in love with Pocahontas, but his real story is even more amazing than the Disney version. And there's no question that his work as an explorer and mapmaker helped create "English America" and spurred colonization to the New World. Read more on this news related to 'Colonization'
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