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p. 714. Rise and falllocked

  • Ashley Jackson

Abstract

‘Rise and Fall’ charts how the British Empire grew in stages over the course of many centuries: in North America and the West Indies, through phases of expansion in South Asia and Australasia, and then in Africa, the Pacific and South-East Asia before a final flourish in the Middle East. The character of the Empire shifted over time as it expanded in some parts but other parts gained independence. The close of the Second World War saw the acceleration in decolonisation, a process that was largely completed by the 1970s.

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