At 58 this year, Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organizationhas witnessed firsthand a greater quality of life for Singaporeans through the progress of toilets and sanitation over the last 50 years. In the s, under the British rule, Singapore was a polluted, congested city where open defecation was rampant. During this period, Singapore practised two types of toilet system in the urban and rural areas.
The table below explains when various territories entered or left the British Empire.
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It can be quite confusing as the borders of these territories could and did change, name changes were frequent, colonies amalgamated and combined with one another - not to mention various treaties and wars! It is very difficult to keep track of all of these changes over the course of the entire history of the empire.
There were also different classifications of territories: Companies - initially private companies capitalised from Britain - tried to set up their own colonies as private commercial concerns.
They frequently found the administration far more expensive than they expected and so often turned to the British government for help - particularly when wars or rebellions occurred. Colonies were those areas directly ruled by a governor on behalf of the British government and representing the Crown.
The governor was responsible to the Colonial Office in London, although he usually had wide powers of discretion. These were the most common form of imperial control. Protectorates were territories where the local rulers could continue ruling domestically but they had ceded foreign and defence to the British.
In fact, even in protectorates, British advisers frequently held influence far beyond foreign and defence fields.
Dominions were those colonies that were granted significant freedom to rule themselves. The settler colonies were afforded this freedom.
Dominions were fully independent countries after the Statute of Westminster, although their Head of State continued to be the British sovereign.
I have included some other examples of self-governing colonies in this category. Mandates were set up after World War One as German and Turkish colonies were passed to Britain and France to prepare for self government on behalf of the League of Nations.
You can gauge the relative size, population and economic effectiveness of the varying colonies in by looking at this table.This volume collects studies about Singapore before , bringing together different efforts across the 20th century at reconstructing Singapore’s “missing years”.
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Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities. A History of the British Empire including timelines, maps, biographies and detailed histories amongst many other resources for anyone interested in this vital period of imperial history. The World Bank Group (WBG) is conducting its first Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for India.
The SCD articulates the Group’s analysis of the principal challenges facing India today, as the country seeks to consolidate its status as a middle-income economy. Singapore is celebrating its golden jubilee this year – marking 50 years of independence.
Singapore’s metamorphosis from a developing country with poor sanitation to one of the world’s cleanest countries in this time is a model we can all adopt for better environmental quality and public health.