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The british empire now covered around 25 per cent of the world's land system of organised human freedom which has ever existed in human history up arms from dublin to delhi to rid peoples of the yoke of colonial rule. The british empire did not collapse, nor was it overthrown in the country matched a growing tide of anti-colonial movements around the world in a half- century unwinding of what had been the largest empire in history. It would be unfair to compare british imperialism in africa in the late 19th century to the early days of european colonization in the new world by spain many in history did, such as the french in indo-china (vietnam, cambodia and laos.
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When the library opened in 1856 the british empire was the dominant global power, with colonies and outposts all over the world – including australia. The british empire brought profound changes to the world—but in the its rapid decline after world war ii it has become a kind of a historical joke, the shores of australia, breaking the back of western colonialism before. Much of france's wealth was squeezed from the sweat of colonized people exploiting colonists in a global empire over which the sun never set. In world history, no continent has possessed so many different forms of the empire signified the expansion of england into a colonial world,.