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Descriptor English: Colonialism
Descriptor Spanish: Colonialismo
Descriptor Portuguese: Colonialismo
Descriptor French: Colonialisme
Tree number(s): I01.696.116
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018595
Scope note: The aggregate of various economic, political, and social policies by which an imperial power maintains or extends its control over other areas or peoples. It includes the practice of or belief in acquiring and retaining colonies. The emphasis is less on its identity as an ideological political system than on its designation in a period of history. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. J. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Annotation: IM; specify geog & hist period
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
HI history
Public MeSH Note: 95; was see POLITICAL SYSTEMS 1990-94
Online Note: use POLITICAL SYSTEMS to search COLONIALISM 1990-94
History Note: 95; was see POLITICAL SYSTEMS 1990-94
DeCS ID: 32302
Unique ID: D018595
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/04/19
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Colonialism - Preferred
Concept UI M0027874
Scope note The aggregate of various economic, political, and social policies by which an imperial power maintains or extends its control over other areas or peoples. It includes the practice of or belief in acquiring and retaining colonies. The emphasis is less on its identity as an ideological political system than on its designation in a period of history. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. J. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Preferred term Colonialism



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