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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century$
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Judith Brown and Wm Roger Louis

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205647

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.001.0001

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Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia

Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia

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(p.465) 20 Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century
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A. J. STOCKWELL

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0020

The exercise of British power in South-East Asia until 1914 was shaped by the expansion of the colonial state, fluctuations in world capitalism, nationalist reactions, and international relations. The more heavily colonialism bore down upon South-East Asian societies, the more complex became problems of managing collaborators, controlling opponents, manipulating minority groups, and balancing communal interests. Preoccupied with Europe and lacking either an alliance with the United States or adequate military resources to act alone, Britain was unable to defend her South-East Asian Empire during 1941–2. A discussion on British imperialism and South-East Asia nationalism to 1941, the Japanese occupation and British wartime planning during 1941–5, and the new imperialism and end of Empire after 1945 is provided. The history of the British Empire in South-East Asia during the 20th century is partly a tale of diminishing British power associated with economic and military decline, aggravated by local resistance.

Keywords:   British imperialism, South-East Asia nationalism, South-East Asia, British Empire, British power, Britain, Japanese occupation, British wartime planning

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