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Cultural imperialism

This is taken to refer to the unequal relationship existing between one country or civilisation and another less powerful or developed one. In Eastern Europe after the establishment of the Soviet bloc, ideas, practices, and aesthetic canons already established in the USSR were imposed on satellite countries. The remarkable uniformity of architectural styles provides one example of this process which extended to many areas of culture. It was facilitated by political alliance and fostered by economic dependency.
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