Chapter 2: From Colonial to National
Nation-building via social policy
It is the creation by government of a cohesive political community characterised by an abiding sense
of identity and common consciousness.
The process by which people transfer their co
Chapter 5: Merger and Separation
Formation of Malaysia
The formation of Malaysia was seen as the coming together of all British territories in SEA into one
federation in 1963. Malay Peninsula (Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak) gained independence in 1957.
Nation Building Wk2
There was not much difference in social needs before and after the separation with Malaysia, what
was more critical was nation building within colonial context.
Social Policy: To improve social life and provide relief fro
Chapter 1: Is Singapore a Nation?
Nation: a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a
particular state or territory.
State: a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one gov
Chapter 4: Impact of War and occupation
Singapore was not created after 1945. War and occupation undermine the current situation for
British and locals, left behind conditions and opportunities for change, pass down personal
experiences that motivated cha