Decolonization and the Age of Emancipation

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Subject Area:Politics

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These figures are a significant contribution to decolonization, and above all advocated for decolonization across the world. Also critical to this paper is the different efforts input by international organizations to rid of malicious control of countries within Africa and Asia. Before World War II, most of the world’s population was ruled by colonialism. The most dominant power was Europeans as they had conquered most of Africa. World War II momentously affected the world in different platforms. The success of the process is grounded in the social structure being overturned bottom-up (Forte 37). Decolonization is a change of great importance since it is willed, called for and demanded by the oppressed. There several methods of approaches used to tackle the issue of colonization.

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It is a political process that often involves violence among other methods. The first resolution most people have is to go to war and defeat their opposition when negotiations fail, however, individuals like Gandhi preferred peaceful mediations between the colonialists (Borman 56). Fanon outwardly points out to the factors and signs that made the colonized believe that they were indeed inferior to the colonizers. This included the active segregation of the white and the others. The colonized felt entitled and hence the disregard to be associated with the colonized on any grounds. There were several limitations on what they were able to do. This made the barrier impossible to overcome as it resulted in extreme punishments. The policies appeared objective and were perceived by the colonized to be valid and authentic (Forte 49).

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Despite these insane policies Mahatma Gandhi used the inescapable vision of humanity that forced the British out of India. Gandhi was inspired by understanding which evolved into a world of peace and harmony as guided by the ‘Satyagraha’ As the preeminent pioneer of the Indian national movement for freedom, the achievement of which is 1947 set off an entire flood of decolonization in whatever is left of the British Empire, Mahatma Gandhi should be hailed as the Father of postcolonial. Gandhi had an unwavering belief in peacefulness and prevailed in his plot to obtain independence for India without adhering to the Marxist Model of vicious and bloody unrest as championed by Frantz Fanon. The ‘Satyagraha’ avails one with the appropriate action in response to different problems (Borman 24).

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Imperialists used war to blackmail the people from the three continents however Guevara implored then not to fear war as it was their humanity at stake (Che Guevera's Message to the Transcontinental 5). He convinced the people that the substantial lesson of the guerrillas' strength is grabbing hold among the oppressed. The communal spirit; the readiness for extreme and troublesome missions for protection from brutal constraint was the motivation that drove the people’s movement. Hate as a factor in the battle, resolute scorn for the adversary that takes one past the normal constraints of a person and believers one into a successful, savage, particular, icy, murdering machine (Che Guevera's Message to the Transcontinental 16). He uses the Cuban revolution as a perfect example and a successful instigation against imperialism.

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