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It is true that after the war some imperial aid for colonial development was provided, but the new projects, to be examined in the next chapter, followed the ad hoc traditional lines of before the war. The broadly-conceived schemes of colonial development to create a self-sufficient empire and increase the assets of the British economy were ignored. Victory and the economic boom eradicated the phobias which had made the new development proposals popular. The financial detritus of the war made their application impossible.