The End of Imperialism

The End of Imperialism - The End of Imperialism (1945-1975)...

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The End of Imperialism (1945-1975) WW2 marks the end of Imperialism as a legitimate political project After 1945, being imperialist is no longer a good thing, not proud to call territories empires anymore Major Imperial Powers were actually growing in the 1920’s and 1930’s U.S. – Philippines as an empire World War 2: Consequences for Imperialism Destruction of imperialist powers o Only U.S. and Portugal will not suffer U.S gives up its colonies fairly quickly and peacefully Economic strains o Many French colonies who had never lived up to the economic demands for French, cause economic strains o Much more expensive to hold onto colonies when they start protesting Loss of contact with colonies o France was occupied by Germany through much of WW2. The French govt. found it hard to have direct control over any of its colonies o Colonial people begin to realize that they can run their own fares without European control WW2 puts an end to myth of racial superiority o Collapsed as the center of the world politically and economically o European superiority was a big block to independence for many colonies
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course HIST 1214 taught by Professor Mjalexander during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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