Lecture 18 -- Decolonization Processes & Problems

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 Decolonization: Processes Monday, November 8
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6/13/11 Processes of Decolonization Colonial Nationalists challenge power of imperial governments using a variety of tactics Military strategies: Robert Mugabe (Southern Rhodesia/Zimbabwe) Mau Mau (British East Africa/Kenya) National Liberation Front (Algeria) Non-Violent strategies
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6/13/11 Issues for Post-Colonial States Decolonization movements inherit colonial boundaries Ethnic, religions, and class divisions common in newly independent states Examples: Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, India-Pakistan Divisions often created or accentuated by imperial powers “Pan” movements seek connections
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6/13/11 Decolonization effectively challenges formal political control, but less so economic domination U.S. & Latin America: corporations, not U.S. gov’t, primary agent of imperial influence Colonial nationalists often embrace Marxism to counter economic domination American War for Independence vs.
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Unformatted text preview: Cuban Revolution: one a struggle for 6/13/11 Decolonization & the Cold War: WWII French colony occupied by Japan during WWII Japanese occupation coincides with rise of independence movement in Vietnam 6/13/11 Birth of Cold War (1945-1947) U.S. & Soviet Union begin increasingly heated standoff over global influence & power U.S. becomes convinced that any Communist government is allied with Soviet Union Harry S. Truman commits the U.S. 6/13/11 France goes to war with Vietnam U.S. courts France as ally in Cold War with Soviet Union France asks U.S. to help fund it war in Vietnam U.S. bankrolls French military force 6/13/11 International conference (Geneva Convention) agrees to temporarily split Vietnam in two (North and South) 1954 Eisenhower administration begins covert operations in North while establishing puppet regime in South under Ngo Dinh Diem 6/13/11 6/13/11 The Cold War...
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