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  • Image of Indian residents celebrating India’s independence by raising a flag

    After the Second World War, the disintegration of Britain’s empire transformed global politics. Before the war, Britain maintained colonies all over the world, providing valuable raw materials, manpower and strategic bases. By 1945, however, colonies...

  • Image of a member of the Malayan Home Guard lifting a checkpoint barrier

    A state of emergency was declared in Malaya after the murder of three rubber planters by the MRLA (Malayan Races’ Liberation Army) in June 1948. Under the leadership of Chin Peng, and mainly Chinese in composition, the MRLA had its origins in the Malayan...