The politics of decolonization
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Consider the politics of decolonization. Was decolonization a planned and predictable process? Did countries develop decolonization policies? What ideological, political, economic, and ethical factors shaped the colonial power’s attitude toward struggles for independence?
What did you learn that was new or surprising?
Decolonization is the process of a country gaining its independence from a colonial power. It is a complex and multifaceted process, and there is no single answer to the question of whether it is a planned and predictable process.
In some cases, decolonization was a planned and orderly process. For example, the United Kingdom granted independence to India and Pakistan in 1947 after a period of negotiation. In other cases, decolonization was a more chaotic and violent process. For example, the French withdrawal from Algeria in 1962 was accompanied by a bloody war.