Western imperialism is much more thorough than that.Vestnik MGU, series 9: Istoriia.

Although the Soviet Union declared itself anti-imperialist, critics argue that it exhibited traits common to historic empires.By the 1890s, imperialists saw the economic benefit primarily in the production of inexpensive raw materials to feed the domestic manufacturing sector.

European industrialists sought raw materials such as dyes, cotton, vegetable oils, and metal ores from overseas.Spanish colonies and territories in the Caribbean basin (c.While leveraging colonialism in the same geographic operating theater as its imperial rivals, Spain maintained distinct imperial objectives and instituted a unique form of colonialism in support of its imperial agenda.