National Voter’s Day, Imperialism

National Voter’s Day:

National Voter’s in India is observed on the foundation day of the Election Commission of India. In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as “National Voter’s Day”. This (25th January 2012) will be the second Voter’s Day celebration with the first ever observed last year (2011).

Imperialism:

The term Imperialism denotes control or rule by a country over the political and economic life of another country, outside its borders. It means extending a country’s powers over another country through military or other means. The policy adopted by the European countries from 1492 to 1763 is known as Colonialism. During this period England, France, Spain, and Portugal established colonies in the Asian and American continents. From 1763 to 1870 the European countries were involved in a number of wars and unification movements. After 1870 all the European countries including Germany, Italy and Belgium began to establish their political and economic powers in Africa and Asia. This policy of imperialism followed by European countries from 1870 to 1945 is known as New Imperialism. USA and Japan also joined the race, adopting the imperialist policy.

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