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I didnt write it - The development of nationalism was not uniform throughout the countries of Asia and Africa The majority of nationalist movements

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The development of nationalism was not uniform throughout the countries of Asia and Africa . The majority of nationalist movements, however, roughly followed a distinct pattern. First, there were local protest movements; some were culturally based, while others were created by the local elite to protest against local and specific grievances, usually economic. Second, there was the crucial period of mass nationalism. In most countries of Asia and Africa, this occurred after World War II. In Africa, this rough pattern applies to all the countries that attained their political independence before 1975. The same is true in Asia, except for those countries that secured their freedom after protracted armed struggle led by communist parties. This constitutes what can be characterized as the first and dominant phase of African and Asian nationalism. The second phase applies in Africa to the former Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola , and Mozambique, in addition to Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Namibia . In Asia, it applies to China and Vietnam , even though their wars of liberation had achieved key victories before 1975. In almost every case, political independence in the second phase was achieved after protracted guerrilla warfare. Liberation movements in China , Vietnam, and former Portuguese colonies in Africa moved to be more precise in their definition of national liberation and societal
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2009 for the course POL 330 taught by Professor Forget during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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I didnt write it - The development of nationalism was not uniform throughout the countries of Asia and Africa The majority of nationalist movements

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