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By Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon

The tale of the British Empire within the 20th century is considered one of decline, disarray, and despondency. Or so now we have been advised. during this clean and debatable account of Britain's finish of empire, Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon rejects this consensus, exhibiting as an alternative that during the years 1945-1960 the British govt constructed a winning imperial method according to devolving strength to indigenous peoples in the Commonwealth. This technique used to be calculated to permit decolonization to take place on British phrases instead of these of the indigenous populations, and hence to maintain those soon-to-be former colonies in the British and Western spheres of impression through the chilly conflict. to accomplish this new type of casual liberal imperialism, besides the fact that, the govt. needed to depend on using intolerant soiled wars. Spanning the globe from Palestine to Malaya, Kenya to Cyprus, those soiled wars represented Britain's actual imperial endgame.

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