AP World History : The End of Empire Quiz

*Theme/Title: The End of Empire
* Description/Instructions
After World War II, the United Kingdom, France, and other European imperial powers quickly learned that the hold they once enjoyed over their colonies in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East was becoming untenable. The cost of maintaining overseas colonies outweighed any benefits the mother countries received as the world's economy shifted from the colonial model to the global system of today.

For their part, the colonies also began to assert their power both peacefully and violently through revolutions that took place in Algeria, Indo-China, and East Africa, just to name a few. By the 1950s it became apparent to the European colonial powers that they could not maintain the colonial system and so they gradually, and reluctantly, granted independence to their former colonies. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of Chapter 37.

Group: AP World History AP World History Quizzes
Topic: AP World History

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