are there any countries as of today that are still colonized?



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    In the huge, major sense of colonialism practiced largely in the 17th through 19th centuries, not really. The definition of Colonialism is “the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people.” Oftentimes colonies would be used as a source of extra cash for larger countries. England, for example, along with Germany and France, set up colonies in America, where lots of profit-heavy cotton and tobacco could be grown. Britain also had colonies in India where it could collect and sell valuable spices and silks. By and large, colonies fought for or were granted their independence many years ago.

    However, there are some small colonies that exist today. They are no longer on the scale of entire large countries like India, though. Instead, small islands are all that are still colonies. Some well known examples include French Polynesia, American Samoa, St. Martin in the Caribbean, and Easter Island. Some controversy exists over whether or not Puerto Rico qualifies as a colony. Hope that helps!

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