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Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant: Crash Course World History #40 (12:30)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:23 Why has the late twentieth century not been an era of vast, formal empires?
  2. 03:09 What were some experiences that many decolonizing states had in common?
  3. 04:44 What was the difference between Gandhi’s and Jinnah’s understandings of what a postcolonial India should look like?
  4. 05:18 What were some of the problems that resulted from the partition after Indian independence?
  5. 07:40 How did Japanese rule over Indonesia differ from Dutch rule?
  6. 08:27 Who did the French fight in Vietnam and what happened after they were defeated?
  7. 08:48 How was Egypt’s situation different from other colonized territories from 1922 through the 1950s?
  8. 09:35 How were the borders between new nation-states decided in this period? What problems did this situation cause?
  9. 11:05 What were some challenges African states faced during decolonization?