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1497-1997
   1578 Queen Elizabeth Grants Humphrey
    Gilbert a patent to discover and explore
    overseas territory
   Colonies ...
   American Colonies
    referred to as First
    British Empire Until
    American
   Struggle to Build
    Empire with...
EMPIRE DURING WORLD
WORLD WAR 1-2               WAR 1-2
   Between World War 1
    and until World War 2
    saw the gold...
   World War 2 saw the
    decline of Empire
   Britain was Expended
    both militarily and
    financially unable to
 ...
   1997 last British
    Territory handed over
    to china
   Bases and small
    enclaves of territory
    are a fract...
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British Empire

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British Empire

  1. 1. 1497-1997
  2. 2.  1578 Queen Elizabeth Grants Humphrey Gilbert a patent to discover and explore overseas territory  Colonies in the Americas often folded with only Barbados, St.Kitts and Nevis succeeding in the Caribbean's  Acts of Union in 1707 Unite Scotland and England Into the United Kingdom
  3. 3.  American Colonies referred to as First British Empire Until American  Struggle to Build Empire with Other European Nations  India and Asian Colonies Establashed
  4. 4. EMPIRE DURING WORLD WORLD WAR 1-2 WAR 1-2  Between World War 1 and until World War 2 saw the golden age of British Empire  Treaty of Versailles gave Britain dominion over the Conquered Axis lands
  5. 5.  World War 2 saw the decline of Empire  Britain was Expended both militarily and financially unable to maintain a presence in its colonies  National Liberation Movements, also helped end ambitions of Empire
  6. 6.  1997 last British Territory handed over to china  Bases and small enclaves of territory are a fraction of what the empire was  The Legacy of Empire resides in its enduring culture it left to the people they ruled

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