to support Ho Chi Minh’s national independence movement in Vietnam. The Viet Minh, after all, were resisting “attempted subjugation” by an armed minority (the French) that was imposing its will upon the majority (the Vietnamese people). Yet Truman simply omitted from his abstract moral paradigm the great struggles against European imperialism underway in Asia. He wanted to rouse the American public and Congress against Washington’s new rival, the Soviet Union, and did not want to complicate this with the fact that America’s best friends, Great Britain and France, were the major source of foreign oppression across Asia and Africa. Soviet oppression, in contrast, was limited to Eastern Europe and its own people. This telling omission had far-reaching policy implications in the years to come, as U.S.
The British Overseas Territories are underlined in red.
The British Empire conquered in detail
(not most accurate)
This was the main reason for why Britain wanted an empire like every other country.
Other countries wanted the same thing but didn't have access and the british were doing trade so it was good for both sides.
The territories that were at one time or another part of the British Empire.