Subir l'impérialisme: L'Océanie au XXe siècle

Translated title of the contribution: Suffer imperialism: Oceania in the 20th century

Romain Fathi

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Oceania is a geographical area comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The extent of this space can vary according to the definitions given to it and includes from 10,000 than more than 25,000 islands, if Indonesia is included. The definition most widespread in this space includes fourteen States and nearly eighteen territories with a greater or lesser degree of sovereignty. Oceania covers much of the Pacific Ocean, which itself represents almost a third of the earth's surface. In Oceania, the territory merges first with the ocean. 8.5 million and a half million square kilometers strong of land surface - the overwhelming majority of which is in Australia. Yet Oceania was, in the 20th century, the least populated region of the world before Antarctica. The least populated, but also one of the most isolated if we adopt the point of view of the great Western powers. However,in many respects, Oceania is fully integrated into the major themes and issues of the 20th century...
Translated title of the contributionSuffer imperialism: Oceania in the 20th century
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationHistoire mondiale du XXe siècle
EditorsNicolas Beaupré, Florian Louis
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherPresses Universitaires de France
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-2-13-083574-5, 978-2-13-083575-2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • Imperialism
  • Oceania
  • 20th Century


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