Jackson, Barbara Ward
April 1957
Foreign Affairs;Apr1957, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p412
The British Empire is all but transformed from a formal imperial system to a loose association of independent states. This article looks back into the colonial history of the British Empire. An imperial Power may set out with a deliberate plan of exploitation, in which local inhabitants and territories are totally subordinated to imperial aims of aggression, expansion and enrichment. But the British imperial policy was never formulated in such terms. A discussion is presented on the British impact on North America, Australasia, Asia and Africa.


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