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C O U R S E 
A History of the World since 1300
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University
C O U R S E   L E C T U R E 
Post-WWI European Peace and Global Colonial Upheaval
Notes taken on December 16, 2018 by Edward Tanguay
what to do the former provinces of the former Ottoman Empire which included Palestine
one solution was to create states
in Palestine
to create a home for the Jews
for a return to the Holy Law
the Balfour Declaration
promised to create a home for the Jewish people
local incumbent populations of Arabs were upset
both Christian and Moslem Arabs
they were not being consulted in this process
how to divide it up
by the 1930 led to an uprising by Palestinian Arabs against the British
a dual war against the British and the Jewish settlements
1936-1939 The Great Arab Revolt
Jews formed self-defense armies
villagers would be conducted, also women
also Jewish villagers and settlers
a harbinger of tentions to come
the British military had become an occupying army
this was not the original function
was loathed by many
in Iraq
also a mandate of the British
Kurds and Shiites fought for their model of self-determination
first use of chemical bombs issued from aircraft
1932 the British forces pulled out of Iraq
left the state in the hands of a Sunni royal family
Britain had to try to contain the spread of radicalism and nationalism in distant places
the Dutch in Indonesia
had created their colony in Batavia in 1602
the First World War shattered the confidence in Dutch power
calls for self-determination began to resonate
were forced to become increasingly oppressive
they were finally driven out not by Indonesian insurgents but by Japanese troops
the Japanese originally greeted as liberators
after World War I, in many places in the world, former colonies adopted the language of self-determination
from Vietnam to the Congo
while in Europe a peace had been declared, much of the rest of the world was in upheaval