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Liquidation of empire : the decline of the British Empire

Author: Roy Douglas
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave/Macmillan, 2002.
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In 1945, Britain emerged as one of the 'Big Three' victors of the Second World War. Most people, in Britain and elsewhere, seem to have assumed that the British Empire would endure for a very long time to come. Yet within twenty years British power and influence had been enormously reduced. This book studies the causes and course of the process.
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Douglas, Roy, 1924-
Liquidation of empire.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave/Macmillan, 2002
(DLC) 2002019599
(OCoLC)48966495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Douglas
ISBN: 9780230554566 0230554563
OCLC Number: 84387781
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages) : map
Contents: Zenith --
Between the Wars --
Coming of War --
War in the Pacific --
Aftermath of War --
Ottoman Succession --
The Road to Suez --
Colonial Africa --
Southern Africa --
Smaller Colonies --
Seeking a Role --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Roy Douglas.
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In 1945, Britain emerged as one of the 'Big Three' victors of the Second World War. Most people, in Britain and elsewhere, seem to have assumed that the British Empire would endure for a very long time to come. Yet within twenty years British power and influence had been enormously reduced. This book studies the causes and course of the process.

In 1945, Britain emerged as one of the 'Big Three' victors of the Second World War. Most people, in Britain and elsewhere, seem to have assumed that the British Empire would endure for a very long time to come. Yet within twenty years British power and influence had been enormously reduced. This book studies the causes and course of the process.

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