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Education 6 Imperialism

Education 6 Imperialism

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Published by Drew Povey
Why is the world so unequal? Why is the US so powerful? How do the industrial countries relate to countries of the Global South (or third world)?
Why is the world so unequal? Why is the US so powerful? How do the industrial countries relate to countries of the Global South (or third world)?

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Published by: Drew Povey on Sep 20, 2012
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ImperIalIsmand natIonallIberatIon
 
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Education for Socialists
AnAlysing impriAlism 3-29
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mArxism And  30-47nAionAl Qusion
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mperialism and ational iberation
 AnAlysingimpriAlism
hS hFrom
International Socialism 99
(2003)
T T-kw statement about the centrality of imperialismto the system is Lenin’s pamphlet
 Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism
. It as ritten in the midst of the First world war. Its aimas to be a “popular outline”, shoing ho the resort to ar as aproduct of the “latest stage of capitalism”—the original subtitle tothe or:
Capitalism has gron into a orld system of colonial oppressionand financial strangulation of the overhelming majority of thepeople of the orld by a handful of “advanced” countries. Andthis “booty” is shared by to or three orld-dominating pirates(America, ngland, Japan), armed to the teeth, ho embroilthe hole orld in their ar over the division of their booty.
The capitalist poers, he points out, have partitioned the orld beteen them on the basis of “a calculation of the strength of theparticipants, their general economic, financial, military and otherstrength”. ut “the relative strength of these participants is notchanging uniformly, for under capitalism there cannot be an equaldevelopment of different undertaings, trusts, branches of indus-try or countries”. A partition of the orld that corresponded to therelative strength of the great poers at one point no longer does soa couple of decades later. The partitioning of the orld gives ay tostruggles over the repartitioning of the orld:

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