Decolonization Since 1945

Decolonization Since 1945

by John Springhall
     
 

One of the most significant changes of the post-1945 world has been the decline and final dismemberment of European colonial empires in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. In 1939, roughly a third of the world's entire population lived under colonial rule. At the end of the 20th-century, less than one per cent did so. In this study, each

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One of the most significant changes of the post-1945 world has been the decline and final dismemberment of European colonial empires in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. In 1939, roughly a third of the world's entire population lived under colonial rule. At the end of the 20th-century, less than one per cent did so. In this study, each major European overseas colony, rather than being subject to chronological or thematic subdivision, receives separate, extensive, and consecutive treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333746004
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/07/2001
Series:
Studies in Contemporary History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Empire and its Rejection: Before 1945
• South East Asia: The Struggle for European "Recolonization"
• South Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean: British Retreat from Empire
• Africa and the Caribbean: Winds of Change Blow
• White-Settler Africa: Reluctance to Concede Majority Rule
• Overseas Territories and DOM-TOMs: Remnants of Empire

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