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The Resource Britain and Decolonisation : The retreat from empire in the post-war world, by John Darwin, (electronic resource)

Britain and Decolonisation : The retreat from empire in the post-war world, by John Darwin, (electronic resource)

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Britain and Decolonisation : The retreat from empire in the post-war world
Title
Britain and Decolonisation
Title remainder
The retreat from empire in the post-war world
Statement of responsibility
by John Darwin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 25 years after 1945 Britain's worldwide empire fell to piece and Britain ceased to be a great power. Britain abandoned her Indian Empire, gave up her rule over the African and Asian Colonies, surrendered her premier position in the Middle East and withdrew from almost all the bases - like Aden and Singapore - which had once been the 'tollgates and barbicans of empire'. At the same time, she gave up the long tradition of aloofness from Europe and entered the EEC. How did these vast changes in Britain's world position come about? Was Britain driven into imperial retreat by the main force of Afro-Asian nationalism and superpower pressure? Were the colonial transfers of power a noble and timely recognition or the political maturity of the colonial peoples, as Harold Macmillan once claimed? Or had Britain weighed the costs and benefits of empire in an age of rapid economic and international change, and decided that the colonial game was not worth the financial candle? If so, how are the apparent contradictions in British policy to be explained - the dangerous adventure at Suez, the extensive commitments East of Suez not terminated until 1971 and the Falklands war? How far indeed were the British able to control events in their colonial territories? And why did some colonies become independent so much earlier than others? 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 1945.--
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Darwin, John
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Springer
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Great Britain-History
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Britain and Decolonisation : The retreat from empire in the post-war world, by John Darwin, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Preface -- Maps -- Decolonisation -- War and Empire, 1939-45 -- The Crisis of Empire, 1945-48 -- World Power or Imperial Decline? -- Nationalism and Empire in the 1950s -- Winds of Change -- Winding Up -- Conclusion -- Notes and References -- Select Bibliography -- Index
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978-1-349-19547-3
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unknown
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1 online resource (XIII, 400 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781349195473
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1004383395
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Britain and Decolonisation : The retreat from empire in the post-war world, by John Darwin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-19547-3
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Maps -- Decolonisation -- War and Empire, 1939-45 -- The Crisis of Empire, 1945-48 -- World Power or Imperial Decline? -- Nationalism and Empire in the 1950s -- Winds of Change -- Winding Up -- Conclusion -- Notes and References -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-349-19547-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 400 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349195473
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004383395

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