HIST 1100 Lecture 23: Module; Decolonization

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29 Nov 2016
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After wwii, many former colonies of the imperial powers became independent countries: reasons for decolonization. Economic reason: the weakness of the colonizing powers. Independence in south and southeast asia: the independence of india (1947), pakistan (1947) and. Bangladesh (1971): the independence of indonesia (the former dutch east indies) (1949). Changes in east asia: china, the establishment of the people"s republic of china (mainland) in. 1949: britain returned hong kong to china in 1997, portugal returned macau to china in 2000, taiwan still remains separated from mainland china, korea. After wwii, korea freed from japanese colonization, but soon was separated into two countries: socialist north korea and capitalist south. The first independent black african state: ghana (the gold coast, british colony), 1957; 1960: the year of africa (many african nations gained independence this year); A bloody civil war in algeria (won independence in 1962). The quest for economic freedom in latin america.

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