Domination, colonization for sections of Eastern Europe under Soviets that felt total control
Colonialism articles on Democracy Chronicles
European colonialism, or imperialism, began in the 15th century with the "Age of Discovery", led by Portuguese and Spanish exploration of the Americas, and the coasts of Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, eventually covering every nation on the planet. The world experienced colonialism together and today's world has been shaped by this critical period of history. Also see our section on World Democracy and our archive of history articles.
Turkey can leverage its unique history and lead region into arms of democratic world. If Turkey is to retake its place as the center of Muslim thought and power, as it has every right to do, it must stand up to the dictatorships on its borders and embrace its true allies in the democratic world.
There is a new phenomenon called democracy in the Arab world and there should be no question that this is a remarkably positive turn of events that should continue to be supported by people of good will the world over.
Fourth of July Independence Day in America at the White House and a Great Early European Map
Really Democratic Foreign Policy: When Immanuel Kant and Thomas Paine wrote of democracy in the days of the American Revolution, they did so based on a belief that democratic countries would avoid war with each other. Let it be so.
The percentage of humanity that is plugged into this interconnected world democracy-based economy is greater than at anytime in history in era of the planet
Thomas Paine in the Arab World: Hopefully, over time and with some luck, it will gradually become possible for Arab citizens to see their politicians in the same honorable light as American citizens see our politicians: a necessary evil