The constantly changing world and expansion of European,
American and Japanese influence affect the social lives of the
peoples of Oceania while different cultures explain the world
in varied ways.
However, many of the people of Oceania have resisted cultural
colonialism and the invasion of capitalism.
Social Change, Cultural Loss
Since the sixteenth century, many countries such as Portugal,
Spain, Holland, England and France have spent time in the Pacific
islands and carried out campaigns in the South Pacific. In these
island areas, they gradually invaded local societies and carried
on economic and missionary activities.
At the end of the nineteenth century, with the participation
of Germany, Japan and the U.S., countries engaged in fierce
colonial competition and established varieties of colonial governments
that changed the traditional societies in Oceania.
Social Change, Cultural Loss (1'20")