Shortly after World War 1, what happened to the colonial empires of the European powers?
||Aside from the colonies of the defeated nations, they remained largely intact.
||Instability grew at a rapid pace as the colonies refused to fight for the European powers on European soil.
||The empires imposed harsher regimes in the colonies to quell demands for representation.
||The colonies became disillusioned as their rulers increasingly became unable to defend them and provide basic services.
||Unemployment on a massive scale began as colonial troops returned to their home lands looking for work.