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Committee:  World Trade Organization

Country:        Canada

Delegate:       Lotte Buschenhagen, Freie Universität Berlin

Topic:             Identifying and Enforcing the Obligations of Former Colonial Empires towards Former           

Blank:             Colonies


Modern colonialism has its roots in the 15th century and has since been defined by the presence of unequal power relations as well as the violent subjugation of the indigenous population. The economic and cultural effects of forced assimilation or the confiscations of indigenous land are still felt today with former colonies‘ levels of wealth and development as well as involvement in international trade being significantly lower than those of former colonial powers.

Canada has had a long history of colonial...