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What were the driving factors that led to decolonization post world war II? Analyse with relevant examples .

Topic: Colonization and Decolonization

2. What were the driving factors that led to decolonization post world war II? Analyse with relevant examples . (250 words)

Reference:  Mastering World History by Norman Lowe

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, part World History.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the driving factors that led to decolonization post world war II and explain with relevant examples.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with definition of decolonization.

Body:

Decolonization is the action or process of a state withdrawing from a former colony, leaving it independent. After 1945 many states in Europe and Asia were decolonized. Mainly decolonization started in Asia, Africa and Middle East.

Discuss the driving factors post world war II; Lack of resources, Freedom movements, Non-aligned movement, Influence from newly decolonized countries etc.

Give examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by highlighting its importance.