DECOLONIZATION

THE UNIT

Decolonization was the process of colonies gaining their independence and separating themselves economically, culturally, and politically from their colonizers.  This movement took place mostly after WWII, during the Cold War, and efforts achieved various levels of success.

COMPELLING QUESTIONS

  • What caused independence movements?

  • Which movements were more successful: violent or non-violent struggles?

  • How and why did opposition to colonialism change over time?

  • How successful was decolonization?