Colonization is a situation where powerful and established countries enforce their rule in some of the developing countries. This was most popular in the past where the European countries would rule over African and Asian countries. Decolonization is the opposite of colonization. These countries that were under the rule of other powerful countries got to a point where they fought to rule themselves. This independence is called decolonization. Decolonization is very important in the history of the world. Through the decolonization of Asia, most african countries were motivated to fight for their frreedom and is the main reason why these countries are independent today. Decolonization marked the start of independence for the asian and african countries (Ziegler 92). Without the fight for freedom, most of the african countries would still be under colonial rule which would have denied africans the opportunity to rule themselves the way they would have wanted.
This is the feeling of patriotism or devotion to a country. This feeling can be harmful if experienced in excess. For instance, this feeling led to the european nations feeling that they are superior to the african and asian countries. This brought about colonialism which ended up in loss of lives and destruction of property. This feeling made the european feel patriotic thorugh colonization of the african nations and some of the asian ones. Through nationalism, decolonization was born (Greenfeld 68). Nationalism has left a mark in world history since it led to colonization and decolonization which affected most countries in the world.
He is popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi. He is well known for leading the Indian nationalism when India was under their colonial masters. He was a trained lawyer who studied in london. He was the son of a government official and was lucky enough to get a good education (Johnson 22). He came up with different ways of disobeying their colonial masters peacefully. He implemented these ways in India and led the Indian people to independence. Most of the colonized countries used force or organized wars to attain their independence but Gandhi had a different idea. He showed the Indian people how to express their need for independence in a non violent manner that finally worked and they got independence from the british. He remains to be an icon in history since he came up with this unique way that nobody ever thought of.
The non alignment movement
The non alignment movement comprises of 115 member countries that represent the interests of all the developing countries. This movement was formed by third world countries that were against the colonial rule (Lafeber 54). They used this movement to air their grievances about their colonial masters and encourage each other to fight for their independence. This movement was against the ways of the colonial masters and wanted african and asian countries to rule themselves. This movement made a great impact in the world’s history since most countries achieved their independence after its formation. It encouraged and gave strength to those who really needed it and eventually we have a free world. This is a mark that will forever be remembered.
The Balfour Declaration of 1917
The balfour declaration of 1917 was a letter that was wriiten on 2nd November 1917. The letter was addressed to Baron Rothschild who was a leader of the British jewish community. The letter was expressing the governments will to establish a national home for the jewish people in palestine (Tawney 17). The letter was letting the people know that it was in their best interest for the government to do so and ut was not meant to hurt ot opress anyone. The declaration ws very important in the world’s history since it was used to make treaties and bring peace in the United Kingdom.
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