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  • 1. Decolonization
  • 2. World in 1914
  • 3. Late 19 century views thWhite Man’s BurdenCivilizing MissionAmerican Take
  • 4. “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism”Written by Russian Marxist V. I. LeninFinance capital, Labor, Production – British in Malaya and India – British in Grenada – Belgians and Germans in Africa
  • 5. From 19th Century: Questions on Colonial Identity Exploiting tribal/Ethnic tension Invention of ethnic groups – Assumption that rest of the World is similar to Europe Colonial Dress – Turbans vs hats – Walking Stick
  • 6. Aftermath of WWII• European Weakness and arrogance• Growing consciousness in the colonies• Decolonization – achieving independence for nations up until a certain point controlled by European powers
  • 7. Problems• European administrative boundaries  do not work with out the Europeans, but managed to destroy pre-colonial systems (based upon language, religion and ethnicity)• Rivalry and discord among the de-colonized• The two new “empires”
  • 8. Two Different Paths, Part Duex• British: India, Malaya, Northern Colonies in Africa• French: Indochina, Algeria• Dutch: East Indies
  • 9. India• Religious rivalries• English irresponsibility
  • 10. East Asia• Maoist Revolution: pros and cons• Korea• Indochina• Is imperialism really over?
  • 11. African Mess• European nations hold on to Africa as long as possible• Problem with Map lines• Ethnic empowerment turns deadly – Congo – Rwanda• Portugal: first to have African Colonies, last to leave Timeline for African Decolonization; note Namibia received independence from – Mozambique South Africa, not Europe
  • 12. Success?• United Nations appears to function – UN document: can it work?• Are the countries really free?