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If imperialism is not banished from the country, China will perish as a nation. If China does not perish, then imperialism cannot remain. Chiang Kai-shek

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China has no desire to replace Western imperialism in Asia with an Oriental imperialism or isolationism of its own or anyone else. Chiang Kai-shek

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Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached its most grandiose historical manifestation. C. L. R. James

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We can't allow any war for imperialism or greed to be fought in our names. This is what we need to keep fighting for. Cindy Sheehan

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The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation. Clara Zetkin

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The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests. Charley Reese

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These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out. Emily Greene Balch

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In most of the European countries - France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism - the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements. Fredric Jameson

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I shook Obama's hand and I said, 'I want to be your friend.' My hand is still outstretched. I am not Obama's enemy, but it's difficult not see imperialism in Washington. Those who don't see it don't want to see it, like the ostrich. Hugo Chavez

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For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual. Irving Babbitt

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Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism. Irving Babbitt

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Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who would expect to share in its profits, even if only indirectly and collectively, and not to have to bear its burdens. J. M. Roberts

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Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire. Karl Liebknecht

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Imperialism is not the creation of any one or any one group of states. Karl Liebknecht

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Caribbean literature only has to be true to itself. It doesn't need colonialism or imperialism. It's always been vibrant. Marlon James

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American imperialism is often traced to the takeover of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii in 1898. Noam Chomsky

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I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler. Paul Robeson

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British society has never been cleansed of the filth of imperialism. Salman Rushdie

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What is wrong with the Iranians in addition to the nuclear bomb? This is the only country on Earth in the 21st century that has renewed imperialistic ambitions. They really want to become the hegemon of the Middle East in an age that gave up imperialism. Shimon Peres

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I think no one knows what humanitarian intervention means. If I were a person who was non-American, I would think humanitarian intervention is just another name for United States imperialism. Stanley Hauerwas

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Millions of people gave their lives fighting fascism and imperialism, but Pearl Harbor was the event that forever changed the course of human history. Sam Graves

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The history of Chechnya is one of imperialism gone terribly wrong. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Chechens were among the few peoples to fend off Mongol conquerors, but at a terrible cost. Turks, Persians, and Russians sought to seize Chechnya, and it was finally absorbed into the Russian Empire in 1859. Stephen Kinzer

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I always start from the stand that it is imperialism that needs us, not we who need the imperialists. Sukarno

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A true world outlook is incompatible with a foreign imperialism, no matter how high-minded the governing country. Wendell Willkie

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It has been a long while since the United States had any imperialistic designs toward the outside world. But we have practised within our own boundaries something that amounts to race imperialism. Wendell Willkie

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If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. Vladimir Lenin

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