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    Colonial order

    The crisis of the colonial order during 1919 and 1939 was directly linked to the constitutional reforms, disillusionment and militant anti-colonial struggles. Elucidate.

    what does "c
    risis of colonial order" mean in the above statement?

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    Re: Colonial order

    I would imagine that the people in the colonies were acting in a disorderly fashion.

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    Re: Colonial order

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    Great question, David.

    I shall be super brief and super careful, for the moderators allow only language discussion on this form.

    1. With 100% respect to the person who wrote that sentence, I should prefer something like this:

    The crisis of the colonial order between 1918 (the end of World War I) and 1939 (the beginning of World War II)
    was directly ....

    2. As SoothingDave told us, the terms "constitutional reform," "disillusionment," and "militant anti-colonialist

    struggles" explain why there was a "crisis" between the two world wars in regard to the European nations'

    African and Asian colonies.

    3. Finally, I hope that I am permitted to share a quotation that perfectly sums up the fear among European

    leaders that there would be big changes after World War II ended. The Honorable Winston Churchill (the famous

    leader of the United Kingdom during World War II) said this (in 1942, during the war):

    "I have not become the King's First Minister [prime minister] in order to preside over the liquidation of the

    British Empire
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    Re: Colonial order

    during 1919 and 1939
    Wouldn't something like between or from/to work better than during?

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    Re: Colonial order

    Assuming I know nothing of British history, it's possible that there was a crisis in both 1919 and 1939, and both crises lasted about a year. In that case, "during 1919 and 1939" would be fine. If the crisis started in 1919 and ended in 1939, then "between" would indeed be much better.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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