Withdrawal from Empire

  • Roy Douglas


The period of acute international tensions which followed the Second World War also witnessed profound changes in British attitudes towards the Empire and towards other places where British influence was strong. Some of the more spectacular changes have already been considered, but many other developments were taking place at the same time. They do not all follow a consistent pattern — partly because of the diversity of the Empire, partly because the British Government’s view of its role underwent considerable modifications as time went on.


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  1. 8.
    For a good account of this and later stages in the dispute, see J. P. Derriennic, Le Moyen-Orient au XXè Siècle (Paris: 1980 ).Google Scholar

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© Roy Douglas 1986

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  • Roy Douglas
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  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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