- Jan 2014
What is the "imperialistic politics as classicaly defined"? And why can't influence abroad be seen as imperialism?
per ex. David Abernethy considers that, empire is a state (metropole) that controls legaly or possess one or more territories (colonies) conquered, ruled and possessed by the imperial state outside of its boundaries.
External influence that US has can be hardly classified (following this traditional interpretation) as imperialism.