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Lecture 19

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Lecture19ThursdayMarch62014NationalEmancipationinColonialEmpiresPostWWIanticolonialunrestwantedtobecomeindependentnationstatesIronyThenotionofnationalindependenceisaWesternideabornduringtheFrenchRevolutionTheywantedtobecomefreefromWesterndominancebyironicallyadoptingaWesternwayoflifeoDiplomaticoViolentUrbanwesternizedintellectualspoliticalmovementsseekingindependencemodernizationoWhowantedthisnativestothelocalpopulationwhowerechildrenofthehighestclassesbutbecausetheirfamilieswerealliestheirchildrenweresenttowesternschoolsieBritainoTherewereothertypesofintellectualsthatdidnotreceivewesterneducationbutstillcameintocontactwithwesternidealsandvaluesequalitysolidarityidealsoftheenlightenmentthroughtheireducationWhoarethesepeopleGovernmentemployeeshadtobefluentinEnglishtocommunicatewithforeigngovernmentandthedresstheyadoptedwasofwesterninfluencedoctorsandteacherstheyallcameintocontactwithWesternidealshistoryRevolutioncanstartfromthehighestelitesorfrombelowAmbivalencetowardscolonialpowersoDressedlikethewestspokewesternlanguagesEnglishFrenchGermanbelievedwesterninstitutionsandvaluesoAtthesametimeitwasthewesternpowersthatwereexploitingsuppressingoIntellectualswereconflictedbetweentheiradmirationofthewestandcrueltythatthewesternersimposedontheircountriesAsaresultofWWIEuropeanpowerslostterritoryweakerarmiesoAutonomywaswantedbecauseEuropeanpowerswereweakerasaresultofWWIIndiaUpperclassnationalistsandreformersoProblemIsacertainpeoplepreparedfordemocracyoTheyrealizedthatthereareelementsintheirculturethatwouldnotwantdemocracyItwasextremelydifficultinIndiatofightforequalitybecauseoftheCasteSystemoWantindependencebutwhatdoyoudowithitNationalEmancipationandorModernizationoEconomicinfrastructuretradeisneededtosucceedandyouneedindustrializationmodernizationdestructionoftheruralculturemajorityofthepopulationlivedinthecountrywhichcreatedresistanceoNationalemancipationwouldcreatesignificantdifficulties
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