Lecture 17 -- Decolonization Context and Contours

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 Decolonization: Context and Contours Wednesday, November 3
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6/13/11 1870-1914 – Growth of European Empires: Economic competition in Europe drives l European powers acquire the largest colonies they can as fast as they can Technological advantages allow for European military conquest: Machine guns
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6/13/11 Old colonies continue longer relationships: British India (18th century on) French Algeria (1820s on) Dutch East Indies (1605 on)
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6/13/11 1880s-1930s – New Imperial Domains Stabilize Relationships of exploitation, expropriation, but also exchange develop New colonies in Africa & Southeast Asia develop European populations of varied sizes: Larger settler populations in South
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6/13/11 Examples: Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948): Born outside Bombay, British India; father a local political elite; traveled to London in 1888 to study law Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969): Born in rural
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course HIST 374 taught by Professor Prior during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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