Self-Interest and Self-Determination in the Non-Independent Territories
Bucking the trend in much of the region where both race and ideology made political independence a necessity, many British, Dutch and French areas decided not to seek independence. (Dutch Suriname was an exception.) The French granted Overseas Departmental Status to their territories in 1946; the Dutch began a process of establishing autonomy within the Dutch Kingdom; and the British left it up to their territories to choose the nature of their association with the United Kingdom. All these non-independent territories now enjoy a much higher standard of living than the independent territories in the region: transfer funds from France; profitable offshore businesses in the British territories; and combinations of tourism and transfer funds in the Dutch territories. In a process which has been termed “upside-down decolonization,” these non-independent territories have developed strong insular identities and firm ideas of what their relations with the metropolis should be.
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