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Historical ContextPlay
Understand the historical background since 'colonize' often refers to a period of European expansion and exploitation. SlideMany nations are still affected by how they were colonized centuries ago.
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Power DynamicsPlay
'Colonize' implies a power imbalance where the colonizer dominates the area or people. SlideThe colonizing power imposed its own culture and language on the indigenous population.
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Modern Usage CautionPlay
Be careful with contemporary usage as it can be sensitive or offensive due to historical associations. SlideThe term 'digital colonization' is controversial because of its historical connotations.