Colonial Powers

Some articles on powers, colonial:

Colonisation Of Africa - The Scramble For Africa
... vast areas of Africa and Asia, and emerging imperial powers like Italy and Germany had done likewise on a smaller scale ... km²)—one-fifth of the land area of the globe—to its overseas colonial possessions ... the significant contribution made by Africans to struggle among the great powers ...
Transjordan - History - Establishment of British Control
... early 1921, prior to the convening of the Cairo Conference, the Middle East Department of the Colonial Office set out the situation as follows Distinction to be drawn between ... Trans-Jordan and to avoid raising with other Powers the legal status of that area, they can only do so by proceeding upon the assumption that Trans-Jordan forms. 132 of the Treaty of Sèvres, to the disposal of the principal Allied Powers ...

Famous quotes containing the words powers and/or colonial:

    Exploitation and oppression is not a matter of race. It is the system, the apparatus of world-wide brigandage called imperialism, which made the Powers behave the way they did. I have no illusions on this score, nor do I believe that any Asian nation or African nation, in the same state of dominance, and with the same system of colonial profit-amassing and plunder, would have behaved otherwise.
    Han Suyin (b. 1917)

    The North will at least preserve your flesh for you; Northerners are pale for good and all. There’s very little difference between a dead Swede and a young man who’s had a bad night. But the Colonial is full of maggots the day after he gets off the boat.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)