The End of Empires, why they collapsed and what happened afterwards

Lecturer: Carl Widstrand

6 Thursdays, beginning September 14, 2017; Almonte Public Library 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

empirecycleIt is now almost 100 years since several of the big empires went down: The Ottoman/Turkish empire, the Hapsburg Empire, the Russian Empire and the German colonial empire (Togo, Tanganyika, Cameroon, Bismarck archipelago, etc.) The Brits and the French stayed for another war before their empires dissolved.

We will discuss the various types of empires (colonial, empires of tea, empires with a long history, rickety empires like the Chinese) and then look at some of the others in detail.