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Despite the allegedly neutral and liberating notions of justice and

equality that are associated with American legal rhetoric, particularly

citizenship law, an examination of America's nineteenth and twentieth

century expansionism reveals that these principles fail to apply to all

persons associated with America. international movements calling for self-determination of colonized peoples

Notwithstanding this nation's role in

can be described as colonies. In an era of self-determination and in the

decade dedicated to the eradication of colonialism, free world and great emancipator of the oppressed has maintained a colonial regime

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