2. Capitalist economic imperialism aims at the establishment of economic and hence political and social domination over other countries, particularly in the Third World, with capitalism as the economic base. In particular, over-sophisticated technology and machinery are exported to these countries. Because of the complex financial network of investment for development, the donor country can put extensive political pressure on the other to comply with its policies. The donor country may exact a high return revenue for its investment, which enriches the already wealthy instead of contributing to development. It may also gain control of a particular commodity market or its distribution. Political pressure may be exerted through military or other direct aid, or through effective control over international development funds. Unofficial pressure may be exerted by transnational companies whose revenue is often greater than that of the oppressed country.