What is the era that historians call the New Imperialism? What are the historical circumstances that contributed to it and what ushered in its decline? What was the role of ideology (such as nationalism, racism, Social Darwinism etc.) in facilitating and/or justifying colonial projects? After WWII, much of the world was politically decolonized. Using specific examples from course material describe the global and local forces that contributed to anticolonial movements and the decline of European empire.