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1.3 Which wars influenced the rise of nationalism?
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The impact of the First World War India supplied troops and supplies to the British cause Nationalists saw this as a chance to press for independence Most supported the war but over time, India grew weary of heavy taxes and increased efforts to recruit soldiers Muslims were conflicted as Turkey (world’s leading Islamic power) allied with Germany India realizes how dependent Britain is for their help to beat Germany Indian soldiers brought back reports of the higher standard of living in Europe of even the
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The impact of the First World War Indians hoped their help would be rewarded with greater representation in govt. 1917 Britain announced it would encourage the gradual development of self-governing institutions in India INC and Muslim League thought the proposal didn’t go far enough 1918 Influenza Epidemic kills 12 million Indians 1919 – Rowlatt act: oppressive measures introduced to crush opposition Suspected terrorists could be jailed without trial indefinitely Freedom of press is restricted
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The Amritsar Massacre 1919
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