USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
Colonial Violence Between the Wars
12017-07-14T04:35:33-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192371plain2017-07-14T04:35:33-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cColonial violence did not cease in the post‐WWI period. Perhaps the most famous example of colonial domination took place in French Equatorial Africa where the colonial government initiated a plan to build a railroad from the town of Brazzaville to the Atlantic Coast. Targeted for this project were the Chadian Sara people. Some 120,000 Africans were forced by colonial authorities to participate in this grueling labor project. An estimated 50,000 people died in the course of the railroad’s construction between 1924 and 1934. Mandates on cotton growing and forced labor as carriers also continued in French Equatorial Africa during the interwar years. As protests grew among the African people, the French colonial rulers became increasingly violent – they met protests against taxation or forced labor with the barrel of the gun.