World History 2 206 - 12.4 Old Empires and New Colonies

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe the breakup of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I
  • Explain the division of Germany’s colonies among the Allied Powers
  • Describe resistance to colonization in Africa and Asia

It was not just Europe that underwent major changes in the interwar years. The Ottoman Empire ceased to exist, and the region it had dominated now became a multitude of various powers, of which Turkey retained the largest Ottoman legacy. The colonies Germany had held in Asia and Africa were distributed among the victorious countries and came under new governments. The rhetoric of self-determination of nations was not applied equally around the world, but its focus on nationalist ideologies filtered through many societies, spurring the growth of nationalist movements around the globe.

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The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 2: from 1400 textbook by Openstax