Decolonization of Caribbean, 1960
As the British Empire emerges as a maritime power and one of the most prevalent nations in Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a growing demand for increased foreign trade is leading to the development of a pattern of Colonialism. British explorers and imperialists journey to overseas territories, converting resource-rich areas into British-governed entities that serve as centers of agriculture and trade.
The lush and fertile islands of the Caribbean sea provide the ideal setting for Colonial practices. For this reason, the United Kingdom is attempting to establish colonial rule with a “Federation of the West Indies”. As independence movements surge, Caribbean nations and the rest of the world are tasked with deciding the fates of the island nations such as determining governments, international alliances and treaties, and determining economic systems. While navigating the fast-paced international climate that was 1958-1962, delegates must determine the best plan of action for the newly independent Caribbean states.