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colonialism (noun) – The policy or practice of a wealthy or powerful nation’s maintaining or extending its control over other countries, especially in establishing settlements or exploiting resources.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1853, “ways or speech of colonial persons,” from colonial + -ism. Meaning “the system of colonial rule” is from 1884; originally not necessarily pejorative and suggestive of exploitation.