2 edition of Britain and the process of decolonization. found in the catalog.
Britain and the process of decolonization.
Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division.
|Series||Central Office of Information. Reference pamphlet 91, Central Office of Information reference pamphlet ;, 91.|
|LC Classifications||JV1060 .A517|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||, 49 p.|
|Number of Pages||49|
|LC Control Number||75533074|
From a historian’s perspective, decolonization was one of the most important political developments of the twentieth century because it turned the world into the stage of history. Until World War I, historical writing had been the work of the European conquerors that, in the words of Oswald Spengler, had made the world appear to ‘revolve Cited by: 7. Decolonization: the Administration and Future of the Colonies, (Doubleday, ) for the viewpoint from London and Paris. White, Nicholas. Decolonization: the British experience since (Routledge, ). Winks, Robin, ed. The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography () ch , pp – How.
Decolonization and the Decline of British World Power Thus far, this essay has illuminated the various ways in which the process of decolonization within the British Empire often ran counter to London’s desires and interests. Decolonization of the United Kingdom’s territories in Africa In Africa, the United Kingdom launched the process of decolonization in the early s. Some countries achieved independence peacefully. Others, however, became embroiled in inter-community rivalries or faced opposition from the British .
In Britain and France another increasingly important factor was the role that domestic affairs played in the process of decolonisation. After the Second World War it was clear that Britain and France needed to invest in domestic interests such as creating an efficient welfare system to improve public services such as education and health. Read this book on Questia. The mid-twentieth century experienced the end of the colonial empire, a global phenomenon which left profound changes that have contributed to the shape of the modern international political, social and economic Decolonization, Raymond Betts considers this "process" and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples.
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John Darwin describes the process of British decolonization as the outcome of a series of mutually reinforcing changes – international, metropolitan, and colonial. Darwin particularly emphasizes the importance of the Second World War as a “trigger for an infinite series of transformations that cumulatively destroyed the old pre-war relationships.”Cited by: The book also examines the British experience within the context of European decolonisation as a whole.
Supporting the text are a range of useful tools, including maps, a chronology of independence, a guide to the main characters involved, and an extensive 5/5(2). For decades, this was true: the British colonial Empire touched all corners of the globe.
After the War concluded, however, a worldwide process of decolonization commenced in which Britain granted independence to all of its major colonies, beginning notably in India.
During the decolonization process, violence broke out in British colonies such as Kenya and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) where white settlers to use force in retaining their lands. Consequently, the natives viewed the newly imposed leaderships with suspicion and some of the newly chosen leaders refused to take up their positions in their governments.
indigenous African peoples by European Imperialists, namely: Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal. (2) Whereas in this process of colonization.
two groups of colonial territories have emerged, to wit 3: (a) Those territories where indigenous Africans are dominated by foreigners who have their seats of authority inFile Size: 3MB. The British Empire reached its greatest extent after the First World War, by which time it covered one quarter of the earth’s surface and governed a similar proportion of the world’s population.
Yet between andBritain granted independence. This book takes an incisive look at decolonization and its long-term consequences, revealing it to be a coherent yet multidimensional process at the heart of modern history. Jan Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel provide a comparative perspective on the decolonization process, shedding light on its key aspects while taking into account the unique.
“Decolonization is the process whereby we intend the conditions we want to live and social relations we wish to have. We have to supplant the colonial logic of the state itself. German philosopher Gustav Landauer wrote almost a hundred years ago that "the State is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships.".
Decolonization Decolonization, process by which colonies become independent of the colonizing country. Decolonization was gradual and peaceful for some British colonies largely settled by expatriates but violent for others, where native rebellions were energized by nationalism.
Western Africa - Western Africa - Decolonization and the regaining of independence: The end of the colonial period and the establishment during –76 of all the former colonies as independent states was attributable both to a change in European attitudes toward Africa and the possession of colonies and to an African reaction to colonial rule born of the economic and social changes it had.
Get this from a library. Britain and the process of decolonisation. [Great Britain. Central Office of Information.
Reference Division.; British Information Services.]. This book describes the aims and policies which the British tried to pursue in their last imperial age and examines the conflicting explanations put forward for Britain's part in decolonisation - that great reordering of world politics that has taken place since Britain and the process of decolonization.
[Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division.] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description. As the title of this volume suggests, scholars of decolonization are increasingly looking at the connected or ‘entangled’ histories of empire and its aftermaths.
From this perspective, decolonization was not a discrete process that marked a shift from empire to national independence but a multi-layered, multifaceted phenomenon. Books shelved as decolonisation: The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by.
Decolonization Timeline This timeline will go through how and when Africa and South Africa gained their independence. - European Rule.
South Africa had been independent of Great Britain since this year, and forward on. Share - Boundaries Drawn. This book takes an incisive look at decolonization and its long-term consequences, revealing it to be a coherent yet multidimensional process at the heart of modern history.
Jan Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel trace the decline of European, American, and Japanese colonial supremacy from World War I to the s. a) The term ‘decolonization’ is likely to give the impression that the process of getting independence was a peaceful one.
b) In some countries, the process was relatively peaceful as in some of the French colonies of Africa like Senegal, ivory coast in West Africa and in some British colonies such as Nigeria, Ghana, etc.
c) Some of the countries attained independence through the. The authors of this book translated from the German refer in their preface to the word they have used as their title as a "pallid term," but there is nothing pallid about the subject or their.
Yet, Britain never got that personally involved maybe thanks to her system of ‘indirect rule’ which meant she kept her distances with her colonies and there were no real British settlers in the Empire. Gandhi was put on trial for his anti British activities e.g the Salt March in.
This book is a major and wide-ranging re-assessment of Anglo-American relations in the Middle Eastern context. It analyses the process of ending of empire in Britain, the United States and Post-war Decolonization, Ending Empire in the Middle by: 6.Using primary and secondary documentary sources, this reader negotiates the many trends and concerns in recent debates to provide a broad-based, comparative history of the British Empire.
Selected readings are presented within a chronological framework, from the origins of empire to decolonization .Process of leaving colonial rule, mostly occurring during the 20th century Decolonization (American English) or decolonisation (British English) is the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination on overseas territories.