Unit V: Post-Colonial Independence

As Great Britain began the rebuilding process after World War II, Parliament and military officials began to prioritize which colonies they would keep and which territories they would release. As many of these nations reached for independence, new problems arose, causing many violent conflicts.

South Africa

South African Apartheid PPT

Statement by the National Party“, Political Platform Supporting Apartheid, 1948
The Case For Apartheid, A.L. Geyer, 1953
This is Apartheid, Time Magazine, 1962
High Rise Apartheid, Time Magazine 1972
The Question of South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984
Inaugural Address, Nelson Mandela, 1994


On the Jewish State, Theodore Herzel, 1896
The Balfour Declaration, Arthur Balfour, 1917
West Bank Barrier, BBC 2005


Indian Home Rule, Mohandas Gandhi, 1909
Assassination of Gandhi, The Guardian (UK), 1948
Kashmir, Encyclopedia Britannica, 2011
Home Rule Timeline

Latin America

Argentina Timeline, BBC
Dirty War Daughter, New York Times, 2011
Pinochet Obituary, New York Times, 2005
Venezuela Coup, The Observer (UK), 2002