That which results in the building of an empire and the anagramic truth in the word "imperialism". Generally considered to be a self-defeating form of governance.
In the latter half of the twentieth century, The United States, after the destruction of its manufacturing base, began utilizing empirialism in order to secure the resources necessary to maintain their precarious and ill-fated position as world leader. Rome and Great Britain are other historical examples of the failed policy of empirialism.
by Mikeyhead April 07, 2010