In general, the word colonial means "of or relating to a colony".
In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. The term has also been applied to architecture dating from that period, characterized by a simple, rectangular frame and a sloped roof. See List of house styles.
In a similar way, in Latin American history the term refers to the period before independence from Spain.
In African history this term is used for the period between the advent of major European colonies and the independence of most African nations in the 1950s-70s.
Rampant Colonialism can be played with two or more players, and in fact makes a great multi-player game.
Each side is organized into a number of units, and optional command and control rules have been provided to maintain a chain of command for issuing and receiving orders.
These rules will also work for playing engagements which were part of the larger conflicts of the period, and you will even find they work when two "civilized", or European-styled armies, fight against one another.
Colonialism in its most traditional sense involves the gaining of control over particular geographical areas and is usually associated with the with the exploitation of various areas in the world by European powers from about 1500 on.
Colonialism commonly involves the settlement of the controlling (often western) population in a territory; and the exploitation of local economic resources for metropolitan use.
Sometimes the term domestic or internal colonialism is used to describe such exploitative relationships between the âcentreâ (the metropolis) and the âperipheryâ (the satellite) of particular societies or nation states.
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