Unformatted text preview: Imperial Twighlight (1940549905) Reasons for end of European empires:
— discrediting of European power in Asia by Japanese (3942) - rise of western educated indigenous leader ﬁgures (e. g. J omo
Kenyatta [Kenyahwho adopt western ideas (eg. regarding
self-government) - guerrilla warfare/terrorism , morality, cost of Europe
combating - pressure from post-war superpowers (esp. USA till 19605) to
dismantle empires - increasing lack ol‘popular support for empires at home;
increasing unwillingness to treat non-Caucasians as inl‘erior Phases: - South Asia late 19405 (eg. Britain leaves India, 1947) - North Africa mid-SOs-early 608 (eg. France quits Algeria.
1962) - Sub—Saharan Africa, late l9505~early 19703 (cg. Britain
leaves Gold Coast/Ghana, 1956; Portugal leaves
Mozambique 1975) ...
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