Ucla Hist 22 Final Paper

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Hist 22 Final Part 1 (the second question) Since the Age of Discovery, colonies had been built in many parts of the world such as Asia and Africa. With the development of industrialization and commercial revolution, more and more European countries began to seize distant territories overseas, where unequal relationship was set between the dominated country and the imperialistic dominator in aspects of economy, culture, and politics. In the 20th century, however, as the dominating countries got more involved in large-scale wars and the tension resulting from the unequal relationship became more intensive, most of the colonies began to seek independence through their own decolonization processes such as revolution. Among the colonies dominated by foreign imperialistic countries, India and Vietnam share some common points in their efforts to decolonize, while at the same time demonstrate their particular ways of revolution. This essay, by comparing and contrasting India and Vietnam in the aspect of decolonization, is going to talking about the similarity and difference between each country’s leaders in the decolonization movements and how the leaders’ philosophies or theory affected their challenge to imperialism. First of all, India and Vietnam’s decolonization processes are quite different from each other because of the contenders in each country. India, in most of its time as a colony, was dominated by the Britain Empire. In the 20th century, Indian force against the Imperialistic Britain mainly fell into two categories, the Congress Party led by Gandhi and Nehru and the Muslim League led by Mohammad Ali Jinnah. (Lecture May 22nd, 2012) On the other hand, Vietnam, known as Indochina at that time, was controlled by the Imperialistic France. When Vietnam came into its time of decolonization from the war against Japan invasion, its main force was the Vietminh led by

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