India: Self-determination



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  • India:

  • Self-determination was a powerful motivator for Asian peoples looking to escape imperialism.

  • The construction of a national rail system combined with an elites class of educated Indians tied the vast sub-continent together.

  • Exposed to the values of the Enlightenment.

  • As a result, a nationalist movement developed.

  • Indian National Congress in 1885.

  • Stressed collaboration with the British as a way to self-rule.

  • Supported by many prominent Hindus and Muslims.

  • 1906 – Muslim League was formed.

  • Strain between the two dominant religions.

  • INC would replace the British with Hindu leadership.
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