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  1. from the Greek Metropolis 'mother city' (polis being a city state, hence also used for any colonizing 'mother country'; in ecclesiastical languages an archbishopric having precedence over the suffragans in its ecclesiastical province) was the name gi

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  2. This was even extended, such that London became the metropole of the British Empire, insofar as its politicians and businessmen determined the economic, diplomatic, and military character of the rest of the Empire

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  3. Such cognate words as métropole (French) and metrópole (Portuguese) designate the main part of a country, usually on the European continent, as opposed to its colonial possessions and/or overseas territories

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  4. By contrast, the periphery was the rest of the Empire, outside the British Isles themselves

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  5. The historiography of British metropole-periphery relations has traditionally been defined in terms of complete separation of the two with a distinctly one-way channel of communication

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