Semicolonial Territory

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Semicolonial Territory

 

a formally independent country with a poorly developed economy that is controlled by foreign capital; its foreign and domestic policies are strongly influenced by imperialist states. The term relates to the period preceding the collapse of the colonial system of imperialism.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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