- Compare the processes by which various peoples pursued independence after 1900.
- Explain how political changes in the period from c. 1900 to the present led to territorial, demographic, and nationalist developments.
- Explain the economic changes and continuities resulting from the process of decolonization.
- Explain various reactions to existing power structures in the period after 1900.
Quit India movement
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Leopold Sedar Senghor
Convention People's Party (CPP)
Kenya African Union (KAU)
Land and Freedom Army
National Liberation Front (FLN)
Secret Army Organization (OAS)
Afrikaner National Party
Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga was the notoriously corrupt military dicator of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1965 to 1997, a period of widespread human rights violations during which he embezzeled $4 billion to $15 billion from Congo's people.
Hussein, Sherif of Mecca
World Zionist Organization
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Free Officers movement
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Liberal Democratic Party
Republic of Korea
People's Democratic Republic of Korea
Lee Kuan Yew
Contemporary Conflicts in South Asia
Contemporary Conflicts in Africa
Contemporary Conflicts in the Middle East
In newly independent states after World War II, governments often took on a strong role in guiding economic life to promote development.
Juan Jose Arevalo
United Fruit Company
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Good Neighbor Policy
Alliance for Progress
African National Congress
F.W. de Klerk
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 metropole even after the dissolution of empires.
US marines toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq (2003) shortly after the start of the Iraq War. Instability in Iraq led to the rise of ISIS.