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Historical ImportancePlay
Historical context suggests dominance and control over the colonized region. SlideIndia was once a colony under British rule.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
The term may carry negative connotations of oppression and exploitation. SlideHe studied how the colony's resources were exploited.
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Modern UsagePlay
Today, 'colony' can refer to regions with autonomy but linked to another country. SlidePuerto Rico is often referred to as a U.S. colony.