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2.3 Lecture - 2.3 Nationalism National Liberation and...

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2.3  Nationalism, National Liberation, and Decolonization 18:31 Read books on history (especially decolonization) Transitions to Independence  Protests                   strikes               riots             war of national liberation  Patterns of Decolonization  Most decolonization was accompanied only by protests and sporadic violence Wars of national liberation comparatively rare  Usually political, rather than military victory (although sometimes there is war; or  sometimes the colonizing power  wanted  to get rid of colony, i.e. Belize, no longer  profitable or strategic; Algeria, altered France’s cost-benefit analysis, change French  citizen’s and world’s attitude) Radicalizing legacy (remained as dominant political party post-colonialism) Some cases of unresolved colonialism (or colonial-type situations) remained after the  1970’s  Ex. Rhodesia (white local elites seize control; delayed transition to black majority rule); 
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