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

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

This bool explains why British defence policy and practice emerged as it did in the period 1941-1967, by reviewing the overlapping  of colonial, military, economic and Cold War factors in the aspect. It’s main focus is on the 1950s and the decolonization era. The arguement is that the plans and condition of this period can only be studied and understood by tracing back totheir origins in the fall of Singapore. It explains how decolonization was not shaped by British aims, but by communism, communalism and nationalism. It provides sophisticated analysis to the factors leading to the decolonization of Malaya both before and after Malaysia’s official declaration of Independence. Events records are not specifically detailed yet the analysis provide us with more insight into the controversies and change in people’s life quality during the decolonization period.

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