Neocolonialism according to the Free Dictionary (2011) is the application of a policy where a major power utilizes the political and economic power to continue its influence on the less developed nations. It also entails the control of politics of a country that in theory is sovereign and independent through the domination of its economy. It can as well be referred to as the exploitation of weaker nations by the stronger nations and using their resources to enrich and strengthen the stronger countries.

It is this exploitation that is perpetuated by the neocolonialism that makes the poor countries to continue being poor as the little resources that are available are taken away through various agreements that bind the poor countries to the powerful countries. There are aids that are brought into the poor countries bearing the fact that they cannot sustain themselves and in return, their...
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