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Unformatted text preview: 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); Ex....
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