The last major extension of the British Empire can be traced back to the end of World War I. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in Asia, the British Empire took control over Palestine and Iraq and gained additional control in Tanganyika, South-West Africa, and New Guinea, which belonged to the former colonies of Germany.
2.3. Decolonisation of the British Empire
After World War II concluded, the British Empire saw itself decreasing and granted independence to its colonies, beginning with India. Britain was left essentially bankrupt after the war; the …show more content…
During the 16th century until the 19th century, approximately 12 to 15 million Africans were forced to migrate from Africa to the Western Indies. The transatlantic slave trade was often referred to as the “Triangular Trade”. Ships would set sail from Europe with manufactured goods such as weapons, to Africa, where these goods were traded for African slaves. European traders then departed for America with the captured people from Africa and sold them into slavery, with the majority working on plantations. Some of the goods that were produced on plantations were, for example, sugar and tobacco. These were afterwards shipped to