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Within twenty years of victory in the Second World War Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire has dissolved into fragments With what now seems astonishing rapidity, and empire three centuries old, which had reached its greatest extent as late as 1921, was transformed into than fifty sovereign states Why did this great transformation come about Within twenty years of victory in the Second World War Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire has dissolved into fragments With what now seems astonishing rapidity, and empire three centuries old, which had reached its greatest extent as late as 1921, was transformed into than fifty sovereign states Why did this great transformation come about Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming Or had the British themselves decided that they no longer needed an empire, and that interests were better served by joining the rich man s club of Europe In this short book, these and other theories are examined critically The aim is not to present a detailed narrative of Britain s imperial retreat but to introduce the reader to the current state of debate in a rapidly expanding subject.
  • Title: The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate
  • Author: John Darwin
  • ISBN: 9780631164289
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback

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Brian Sep 22, 2020 - 05:18 AM
This book provides an excellent brief overview to the historiography of the fall of the British Empire. It looks at the fall from a variety of angles and provides a nice conclusion that reminds readers that no one historiography is correct and that all must be taken together. The first calls for the argument that the British metropole tired of empire and popular opinion went against it. This derives from the Hughes and Cain argument of the gentlemanly class but takes a different viewpoint on it [...]
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The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate By John Darwin Within twenty years of victory in the Second World War Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire has dissolved into fragments With what now seems astonishing rapidity, and empire three centuries old, which had reached its greatest extent as late as 1921, was transformed into than fifty sovereign states Why did this great transformation come about Within twenty years of victory in the Second World War Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire has dissolved into fragments With what now seems astonishing rapidity, and empire three centuries old, which had reached its greatest extent as late as 1921, was transformed into than fifty sovereign states Why did this great transformation come about Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming Or had the British themselves decided that they no longer needed an empire, and that interests were better served by joining the rich man s club of Europe In this short book, these and other theories are examined critically The aim is not to present a detailed narrative of Britain s imperial retreat but to introduce the reader to the current state of debate in a rapidly expanding subject.

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