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Oil Revolution

Anticolonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, and the Economic Culture of Decolonization (Global and International History)

Christopher R. W. Dietrich

Through innovative and expansive research, Oil Revolution analyzes the tensions faced and networks created by anti-colonial oil elites during the age of decolonization following World War II. This new community of elites stretched across Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Algeria, and Libya. First through their western educations and then in the ...
Publish Date
June 29
Goodreads rating
Dec 29, 2019
How Gulf oil state revenue surged in the 1950s following the 50/50 deals of the postwar period. The plateau of the 1960s triggered the frustrations that set up OPEC. Great graphic from @CRWDietrich fascinating book on postcolonial politics & oil, Oil Revolution (2017).      source