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Teaching Decolonization of Asia and Africa, 1945–1960

Decolonization of Asia and Africa, 1945–1960

World War II was a turning point for European colonies in Africa and Asia. After 1945, many colonies rose up and claimed their independence. European countries reluctantly recognized this independence as part of these people’s self-determination.

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How did decolonization affect how the nations of the world interacted with each other in the 20th century?
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.7 - Visual Information, WH.09 - 20th Century Since 1945: Promises & Paradoxes


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