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Posted by dhalgren718, Sun Oct-26-03 02:59 PM
there's more to it than that.
I mean, then what about conquerors like Alexander? Xerxes? Darius? Hannibal? Read Livy's rendition of the Second Punic Wars, and you already have imperialism and pre-concieved spheres of influence - on the Roman AND Carthaginian (n. african) sides.
Imperialism and the creation of borders by mighty third-parties is not new. It's not even a particularly European concept.
Wholesale rape of the environment is a little more European - as is the demonization of nature.