Colonialism In India

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In regards to colonialism and more specifically the relations between the colonial power and those being colonized, the discourse is predominantly centered around the question as to whether or not those countries benefitted from experiencing colonialism. As is the case with most examples, the majority of those countries the sentiments towards the colonials is one of dissent, the memory is colonialism can therefore be seen as a negative one. Common themes of exploitation and violence are widespread in colonialism but there are aspects of it that seem to usher benefits to those of colonized territories. One of the colonies that has prospered following their decolonization process and independence is India and although there
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talk about how india was the catalyst that started the downfall of the british empire because after the loss of india they had troubles in iran and egypt (suez canal crisis) and then had lost all their African colonies by 1960

After the War ended, an overall procedure of decolonization initiated in which England conceded independence to its colonies, starting by India. The English choice to give freedom to India emerged essentially out of the need. Gandhi 's acknowledged social developments inspired a key change in the impression of colonial power that inevitably prompted the breakdown of the British Colonial Empire. In India there were various uprisings and clashes that flared up throughout the span of the British occupation, however it wasn 't until Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi 's social endeavors, starting in India since 1915-1920 and ahead, that a different vision for India started to spread among normal. Gandhi convinced Indians to reject the British institutions and materials in a peaceful manner, this trend was eventually recognized as "Swadeshi." Because of these endeavors Gandhi got uncontrollably famous, when the first Prime Minister of the free India—gave his popular Independence speech in 1947, he labelled Gandhi as "The Father of our Nation who… held up high the
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The relations between the British and Indian people changed drastically after world war 2. Starting in the mid 1940´s, Britain was forced to take on a new foreign policy that went against their imperial ambitions. The process of decolonization was started and it resulted in imperial powers such as Spain and France to loose important colonies in places such as Indochina and Morocco. Just like the countries mentioned in the previous paragraph, Britain suffered as a result of decolonization and saw it´s colonial territories threatened. India had been for a long time, the jewel of the British Empire, yet the growing sense of national determination was rising in India and people were demanding independence. In 1945 India received it´s independence, serving as the catalyst to a chain of events that saw Britain loose most of it´s colonies in a short period of time. The independence movement in India inspired
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