The War on Islam in Afghanistan I (L06)

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The War on Islam in Afghanistan I
-Cold War, 1947-91
oMore of a process than a single event.
oCame about after WW2 and still has an impact on today’s world
-WW2 spurned the end of the European Colonialism
oMost of the battles done on colonial territory
oColonial people contributed to the war (patriotic non-citizens) soldiers
Participants felt like they deserve compensation, recognition for aiding
their mother country during the war (paid their dues, have grown into
political adults) meaning, they deserve freedom
oWar is financially crippling to the participant countries, and with the domestic
pressure regarding maintaining services in colonies, they decided to get rid of
them so that they can focus their finances in rebuilding their own countries
British colonialism ended with peaceful negotiations, no resistance.
France waged war within its colonies
US and Vietnam in an anti-communist war, which was really an
independence war
Portugal didnt participate in WW2 so it didnt want to pull out of its
colonies
>> Independence movements started gaining momentum around the 1960s
-Colonies were primarily for economic purposes - the production of goods for export and
the import of manufactured essential goods.
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Cold war, 1947-91: more of a process than a single event, came about after ww2 and still has an impact on today"s world. Ww2 spurned the end of the european colonialism: most of the battles done on colonial territory, colonial people contributed to the war (patriotic non-citizens) soldiers.  british colonialism ended with peaceful negotiations, no resistance.  us and vietnam in an anti-communist war, which was really an independence war.  portugal didn"t participate in ww2 so it didn"t want to pull out of its colonies. >> independence movements started gaining momentum around the 1960s. Note: the big 5 arms producers are: us, ussr, france, uk and later china. Angola, korea, vietnam, sri lanka, mozambique, greece, namibia, congo, etc. countries where independence wars were fought as proxy wars. Conflict rampant around the world between or within 3rd world countries, conflicts prolonged and supported by the western/eastern powers in their hoped to grab territory for their economic sphere of influence.