The End of Empire: South Asia and Vietnam
With the ascent of the US/ USSR rivalry, Britain and France lost their global empires. Below you will find some examples of this transformation. Please read the following and answer questions concerning your readings/viewings.
The French Case
- How did the French government understand Vietnam and Algeria’s roles differently?
- How did each of these colonial holdings resist French imperial rule?
The British Case India
Please watch the following slide show- paying attention to the content and answer the following questions
- Why were the Indian people able to separate from the British Empire after WWII?
- What were the successes of partition? What were the failures?
Please watch this newsreel and answer the following question.
- How did independence affect the people of India and eventually Pakistan as well?
- What were some of the differences between the way that British and French administered their empires?