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When the Queen of England died, one topic returned to the table: Elizabeth II’s relationship with the colonies of the British Empire. Support or denial? We answer you.
Since Queen Elizabeth II’s death, some internet users don’t share the general emotion. But to what extent are criticisms of the sovereign and colonization justified? When the queen was crowned in 1952, the British colonial empire was still the largest in the world. But the movements anticolonial grow, mainly in Africa. QA few months after the start of Elizabeth II’s reign, the uprising of Mau Mau explodes in Kenya. Violently repressed by the British Empire, over eight years, it caused at least 10,000 deaths.
The beginning of her reign was therefore marked by violence, but the queen was unable to influence the course of events. True to her royal neutrality, the queen never took a stand or apologized for the violence in the colonies. Preferring to play the Commonwealth ambassador, she will only come out of her reservation on the issue of apartheid in South Africa. She therefore positioned herself against the South African racist regime, against its advice First later Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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