Imperial endgame : Britain's dirty wars and the end of empire

Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon

The story of the British Empire in the twentieth century is one of decline, disarray, and despondency. Or so we have been told. In this fresh and controversial account of Britain's end of empire, Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon rejects this consensus, showing instead that in the years 1945-1960 the British government developed a successful imperial strategy based on devolving power to indigenous peoples within the Commonwealth. This strategy was calculated to allow decolonization to occur on British terms rather than those of the indigenous populations, and to thus keep these soon-to-be former colonies within the British and Western spheres of influence during the Cold War. To achieve this new form of informal liberal imperialism, however, the government had to rely upon the use of illiberal dirty wars. Spanning the globe from Palestine to Malaya, Kenya to Cyprus, these dirty wars represented Britain's true imperial endgame.

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  • Acknowledgments Maps Prologue PART I: THE ATTLEE YEARS, JULY 27, 1945 - OCTOBER 26, 1951 A Promised Land, but to Whom? The American Intervention The Terror Begins Again The End of Compromise Into the Abyss The Endgame in Palestine Trouble Comes to Malaya The Appointment of Sir Harold Briggs The Special Air Service, the Briggs Plan, and Progress in Malaya The End of the Attlee Years PART II: THE CHURCHILL YEARS, OCTOBER 26, 1951 - APRIL 6, 1955 A New Government, a New Approach The Carrot and the Stick The Challenge of Mau Mau The General's Stamp in Malaya 'The Horned Shadow of the Devil Himself' Dirty Wars, Dirty Deeds A Fresh Start in Kenya? The End of the Churchill Years PART III: THE EDEN YEARS, APRIL 7, 1955 - JANUARY 10, 1957 Problems in Paradise Templer's Return The Dirty Wars become Dirtier Suez The Endgame for Anthony Eden Epilogue: The Imperial Endgame after Eden Notes Bibliography Index

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書名 Imperial endgame : Britain's dirty wars and the end of empire
著作者等 Grob-Fitzgibbon, Benjamin John
Grob-Fitzgibbon Benjamin
シリーズ名 Britain and the world
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 xv, 478 p., [7] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780230248731
NCID BB06940848
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス