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The Martian Chronicles:
History Behind the Chronicles

Types of Colonies


Types of Colonies

History of Colonies











In the last 5 centuries, there have been not only various places where colonies lay, but also that of the types of colonies. Colonies of Settlement, Colonies of Exploitation, and what might be called Contested Settlement Colonies (CSC) were the bulk of them. The British empire alone included colonies of settlement (Virgina, Massachusetts, New Zealand, New South Wales), colonies of exploitation (Nigieria, Jamaica, Malaya), a preexisting empire (India), contested settlement colonies (Kenya), and spheres of influence (Argentina). This section will explain these colonies for what they did for the empires that controlled them.

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