Colonization

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'''Colonization''' is the act of establishing a species or civilization into a new area.  
 
'''Colonization''' is the act of establishing a species or civilization into a new area.  
 
== Examples of Colonization ==
 
== Examples of Colonization ==
*Greek Colonization of the Mediterranean World (Naples and Marseille had their origin as Greek Colonies)
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*Greek colonization of the Mediterranean world (Naples and Marseille were originally Greek colonies)
*[[Roman Empire|Roman]] Settlements in various provinces
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*[[Roman Empire|Roman]] settlements in various provinces
*Viking Settlement in Russia, Iceland and Newfoundland (the latter was not successful)
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*Viking settlement in Russia, Iceland, and Newfoundland (the latter was not successful)
*Colonization of [[Canada|North]] [[United States of America|America]], Australia and New Zealand by the [[British]].
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*Colonization of [[Canada|North]] [[United States of America|America]], Australia, and New Zealand by the [[British]]
*Colonization of South America by the Spanish and Portugees.
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*Colonization of South America by the [[Spain|Spanish]] and Portugees.
 
*Colonization of Quebec and Louisiana by the French
 
*Colonization of Quebec and Louisiana by the French
 
*[[Tsardom of Russia|Russian]]/[[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|Soviet]] colonization of Siberia (sometimes involving the use of deported political prisoners)
 
*[[Tsardom of Russia|Russian]]/[[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|Soviet]] colonization of Siberia (sometimes involving the use of deported political prisoners)
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== Colonization in [[Science Fiction]] ==
 
== Colonization in [[Science Fiction]] ==
 
A common theme in science fiction is the colonization of space and extraterrestrial [[planet]]s by [[human]]ity. Another common theme is [[extraterrestrial life|alien]] civilizations attempting to colonize [[Earth]], often by [[Alien Invasion|force]].
 
A common theme in science fiction is the colonization of space and extraterrestrial [[planet]]s by [[human]]ity. Another common theme is [[extraterrestrial life|alien]] civilizations attempting to colonize [[Earth]], often by [[Alien Invasion|force]].
  
 
[[Category: History]]
 
[[Category: History]]

Revision as of 14:45, 22 October 2012

Colonization is the act of establishing a species or civilization into a new area.

Examples of Colonization

  • Greek colonization of the Mediterranean world (Naples and Marseille were originally Greek colonies)
  • Roman settlements in various provinces
  • Viking settlement in Russia, Iceland, and Newfoundland (the latter was not successful)
  • Colonization of North America, Australia, and New Zealand by the British
  • Colonization of South America by the Spanish and Portugees.
  • Colonization of Quebec and Louisiana by the French
  • Russian/Soviet colonization of Siberia (sometimes involving the use of deported political prisoners)

Colonization in Science Fiction

A common theme in science fiction is the colonization of space and extraterrestrial planets by humanity. Another common theme is alien civilizations attempting to colonize Earth, often by force.

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