Thursday, May 14, 2015

Colonialism and Decolonialisation

By the time World War I broke out, Britain and France collectively controlled 45% of Africa’s population. Germany, late to the show, held on to 9%. This would prove to be a significant disadvantage for Germany during the war as it could not compete with the Allies for both material and human resources (e.g., France used colonial troops along the Western Front). 

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