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The Rise and Fall of Colonial Empires

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How the West's desire for domination devastated Asia and Africa
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The Blinkist Curators
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So much of the world we know today has been shaped by Western colonial history and the devastation that followed attempts to decolonize. We see it in the legacy of the Vietnam War, the unrest in Israel and Palestine, and the growing wealth of Western nations that continue to benefit from exploiting the natural resources in Africa. In this collection, you'll learn about the expansion and fall of the British empire, understand role that other colonizing countries like Belgium and France played, get a view of the subjugation of those living in what became colonies, and discover how colonization became the catalyst that led to today’s modern crises.

The Rise and Fall of Colonial Empires

How the West's desire for domination devastated Asia and Africa
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