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Not everyone mourns the queen. For many, she can’t be separated from colonial rule

Queen Elizabeth II's death has garnered a spectrum of feelings around the world about her life, legacy and the monarchy.

When she took the throne in 1952, more than a quarter of the world’s population was under British imperial power.

  • Juliana Kim
  • NPR

That was more than 700 million people — including in parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific islands.

While her 70-year reign saw the British Empire become the Commonwealth of Nations — and the decline of the United Kingdom’s global influence — the scars of colonialism linger.

Many note the enslavement, violence and theft that defined imperial rule, and they find it difficult to separate the…

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