-Newly Independent States
redrawing of political boundaries after the withdrawal of former colonial
authorities led to the creation of news states
Israel = Zionists
(people who wanted a Jewish homeland) got their wish after World War II when
Israel was created. Those living on the land at the time (Palestinians) were
not happy about it, and the two sides have been at odds since.
Cambodia, located in Indochina (area south of
China which was colonized by France) gained independence in 1953.
Pakistan = When India gained independence, it
was portioned, and the country of Pakistan was also created as a place for
Muslims to live.
The redrawing of political boundaries in some
cases led to conflict as well as population displacement and/or resettlements,
including those related to the Partition of India and the creation of the state
of Israel. When India was partitioned and Pakistan was created, over 12 million
people moved (Hindus moved into India, and Muslims moved into Pakistan. Along
the way, there was much violence and hundreds of thousands were killed.
independent states after World War II, governments often took on a strong role
in guiding economic life to promote development.
Egypt = Led by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the government promoted economic development,
including nationalizing some industries, with mixed success.
Indira Gandhi’s economic policies in India
Julius Nyerere’s modernization in Tanzania
Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s economic policies in Sri
The migration of former colonial subjects to
imperial metropoles (the former colonizing country), usually in the major
cities, maintained cultural and economic ties between the colony and the
dissolution of empires.
Many South Asians moved to Britain
Many Algerians moved to France
Many Filipinos moved to the United States
VIDEO LINK: Cambodia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU4hWdIMTGs