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Age of Decolonization

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Age of Decolonization hist 1112

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Date Created: 04/21/16
 Age of Decolonization & the Civil  Questions:  What caused wide spread decolonization and how did it occur? o War-time realities, global, economic depression, and nationalism caused decolonization to occur. o Decolonization followed two paths: negotiated independence or violent decolonization  What was/is the Civil Rights Revolution? o Increasing access to education and war-time inspired rights led to the Civil Rights Revolution. Divisions based on gender, race, class, and sexuality were challenged by those marginalized. Arguably, this Civil Rights Revolution is still going on.  Economy o Global Depression  Europeans blamed for famine  Weak bureaucracies  Taxed for war  War o Shortage of colonizers during WW1 & WW2 necessitated a degree of colonized autonomy  Trained soldiers  Greater role in bureaucracy/government o Diplomatic policies  Atlantic charter, 1941 (IOU)  Rights to self-determination  Promise to revisit after the war is over  Nationalism o Nationalist Uprisings o Defined as:  Colonized vs. Colonizer  Internal divisions  Racial/ religious categories  Two patterns: o Negotiated independence (India) o Violent, forced decolonization (Algeria)  India o Indian National Congress founded in 1888  Elite, not universal o Militant Nationalists  B.G. Tilak  Violent, Hindu supporters  Boycott British goods o Self-rule o Mohanda Gandhi (1869-1948)  Western educated  Boycotts & civil, peaceful resistance  Home spun  Salt March, 1930  Iodized Salt  Government of India Act, 1935  Greater autonomy o Indian Independence, 1947  Partition between Pakistan and India  Muhammed Ali Jinnah (Muslim League)  1 million died, 12 million relocated  Gandhi fasted for non- violence o Assassinated  Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister  Algeria o FLN  Appeal of Pan-Arab Nationalism  Large French Settler Population  1954-1964 FLN vs France War  Algeria as “department of France”  Urban, guerilla warfare  300,000 lives lost  Civil Rights Revolution o Decolonization o Greater access to education o Demographic effects of war o Women st  1 wave: Suffrage  Emmeline Pankhurst  2ndwave: Rights to the Body/Gender Equality  Betty Friedan  3rwave: Gender beyond racial/sexual categories o African Americans/Africans  Civil Rights Movement  MLK Jr.  Malcolm X  Apartheid (1948-1994)  Nelson Mandela o Class/Caste:  The rise of the untouchables  Constitution of india, 1949 o The civil rights revolution continues


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