General Trends in Decolonization after WWII

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General Trends in Decolonization after WWII Causes: 1. Europe was devastated by the war, no resources or will to invest in colonies 2. Europe took a major hit to its status, brutality of war, ideological conflict, colonies viewed Europe with less respect, less fear Primarily in Africa and Asia Different approaches to decolonization, but as a generalization- larger countries were more willing to let go of their colonies; smaller countries were less willing, perhaps it was a status symbol First major moves toward independence 1947 in India; Great Britain granted independence to India and Pakistan The British Commonwealth- let go of colonies, but still tried to keep some authority, but didn’t amount to anything Britain more realistic than other powers; one major exception- Egypt in 1956 Egypt nominally gained independence in 1922, but still remained under British control Dispute over access to the Suez Canal, Britain put down nation independence movement
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