Colonialism has existed since the time of Ancient Greece. It has proliferated then as now when peoples have found it necessary to extend their political boundaries beyond their own natural borders. Modern colonialism, which once fluorished, has been in a process of decline, and its related institutions, such as slavery and political dependence, have been generally recognized as contrary to international legal principles. The United Nations has been the forum for the solution to this internationally recognized problem. Its progress has been significant, though not complete.
"The Process of Decolonization International Legal Aspects,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 2
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