ABSTRACT

There has been no mention in the previous pages of planned co-operation among the various European colonial offices. We have noted a certain osmosis of colonial theories between Britain and France, and a radiation of ideas outwards from the two main powers to the minor ones. In terms of practical policy, however, it was a case of each nation for itself. Each power saw to the securing and development of its own empire and endeavoured, if necessary, to contain anti-colonial movements.