In 1945 Churchill lost the British elections and the left

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In 1945 Churchill lost the British elections and the left-wing Labour party came to power,  determined to push Indian independence through and rid themselves of a subcontinent  that had become ungovernable. Meanwhile, new elections were held in India for the  provincial legislatures, appointing Muslim League representatives from Muslim-heavy  districts, and Congress Party representatives everywhere else. The political debate was  increasingly polarized, and to Gandhi's despair the gulf was not between British and  Indians anymore, but between Indians. Amid the wrangling, the British pushed ahead: a  Cabinet Mission was appointed, and in May 1946 it published its proposal for an Indian  state. Taking into account the Muslim League's demands, it nevertheless advised  against partition, which would leave large minorities on either side of any boundary.  Instead, it proposed a federal system in which any vote on a religious issue would 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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