Australia and imperialism

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at
Wed Sep 22 15:48:27 MDT 1999

>From: Xxxx Xxxxxx <xxxxxxx at xxxxxx.xx>
>Reply-To: marxism at
>To: marxism at
>Subject: Re: Australia and imperialism
>Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 17:03:31 -0400
>Well, they participated in the Vietnam war for one thing. Australia is
>also the home of a number of multinational corporations which exploit
>people in other parts of the world and of course there's the
>exploitation of the aboriginal peoples.
>Like Canada, Australia is not an imperialist country in they old
>definition of the term ie actually having colonies and such... by that
>definition one can argue though that the US isn't an imperialist country

Well, the lack of colonies might be a tad contentious to some 400-500
nations, let alone the Quebecois here. As well, The US still has Puerto
Rico, etc.


>George Pennefather wrote:
> > Hi Folks Many have described Australia as an imperialist country. What
> > is the basis for this claim? Warm regards
> > George Pennefather Be free to check out our Communist Think-Tank web
> > site at
> >

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