1194885095 - THE SHIFTING "WEST": DECOLONIZATION AND THE...

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THE SHIFTING “WEST”: DECOLONIZATION AND THE REVOLUTIONS OF 1968 A. DECOLONIZATION I. Introduction -“de-colonization” vs. “liberation struggle” or “resumption of independence -Indian swadeshi movement (boycott European goods in favor of Indian ones) -Kwame Nkrumah, leader of independence in the British Gold Coast (Ghana) II. Processes of “Decolonization” -Asia: Philippines; India and Pakistan; Burma and Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka); Indonesia; Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam -Africa: British Gold Coast (renamed Ghana); Djibouti; Angola III. Impact of World War II IV. Impact of the Cold War -John Foster Dulles and the “domino theory” -Korean War (1950-53) -Kwame Nkrumah: leader of independence in Ghana -Jomo Kenyatta: became the leader of independent Kenya; slogan Harambee (“pulling together”) V. Divergent Paths to “Decolonization” -1947: Indian Independence – followed by strife between “Hindu” Indians and “Muslim” Pakistanis -Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Nigeria artificially created, undermining “natural”
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Varga-harris during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.

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