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Superpower a nation which is able to project its power and influence anywhere in the world. It is a
dominant global force.
Imperialism a relationship of political, economic or cultural control between geographic areas.
Colonialism the political rule of a nation by another.
Colonisation the physical settling of people from a colonial power within their colony.
Colonial rule control by one power over an area or people however it also extends to other powers.
Hegemony leadership or dominance especially by one country or social group
Neo-colonialism a form of indirect control over developing countries, most of them former colonies.
BRIC Brazil, Russia, India and China.
British Empire a former empire consisting of Great Britain and its dependencies, possessions and
Inward investment injection of money from an outside source into a region
Foreign direct investment direct investment into production or business in a country by an individual or
company in another country
UN United Nations
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
WTO World Trade Organisation
IMF International Monetary Fund
World Bank international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital
Inter-governmental organisation (IGO) group or organisation made up of different member states eg UN or
Americanisation the influence the United States has on the culture of other countries
Import to bring a good or goods into a country usually crossing a foreign border
Export goods produced in one country are shipped to another country for sale
Global culture American cultural imperialism, spread of American consumer culture and the
McDonaldisation of the world.
Globalisation economic process of increased global interdependence and connectedness resulting from
trade, communication, migration and financial benefits.
Anti-globalisation umbrella term for a group of different protest causes inc. third world debt, child labour,
animal rights and environmentalism