Third World Politics p25-38

Third World - ThirdWorldPolitics:AnIntroduction P25-38 Nationalism and decolonisation The decline of Western European Colonialism The collapse

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Third World Politics: An Introduction P25-38 Nationalism and decolonisation The decline of Western European Colonialism The collapse appeared as rapid and complete in 20 years post- WWII. At a global level, the 2 nd World War created a shift in international power/status. Different opportunities came for multiple actors. The US would take a World-policing role and the USSR had a chance to expand its power. At a second level, the determination of colonial power was to give independence in a certain way. Because reduced interests due to economic issues and domestic preoccupation o Britain managed to realize it was useless to maintain a military force instead of democracy o France on the other hand tried to make a sort of post- colonial occupation which eventually weakened the 4 th Republic by all these military interventions At a 3 rd level, within the colonies, the myth of imperial invincibility faded away and enabled nationalist movements to occur Nationalist movements The goal for European powers was to build a strong post-colonial
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2010 for the course POLI 227 taught by Professor Narendrasubramanian during the Winter '08 term at McGill.

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Third World - ThirdWorldPolitics:AnIntroduction P25-38 Nationalism and decolonisation The decline of Western European Colonialism The collapse

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