The Effect of Colonialism in Nigeria

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The Effect of Colonialism in Nigeria
Colonialism is the act of one state taking over another in order to utilize its natural and economic resources. In this social context it becomes necessary to objectify those of the colonized culture as single or collective representatives as ‘the other,’ so that normative power structures stay in place. This construct assists populations in fostering systems of belief which allow them to control challenging social and political frameworks, so that these frameworks seem acceptable in practice. Developing a paternalistic power dynamic which situates the colonized below the colonizer allows those in power to feel justified in any actions they take to control. In looking at the history of Nigeria, it is...
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