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Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia: Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967
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Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia: Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967 (Hardback)

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This book explains why British defence policy and practice emerged as it did in the period 1941-67, by looking at the overlapping of colonial, military, economic and Cold War factors in the area. Its main focus is on the 1950s and the decolonisation era, but it argues that the plans and conditions of this period can only be understood by tracing them back to their origins in the fall of Singapore. Also, it shows how decolonisation was shaped not just by British aims, but by the way communism, communalism and nationalism facilitated and frustrated these.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialismHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsNational liberation & independence, post-colonialismHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policies Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/12/2000 ISBN-13: 9780700713035  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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