American Revolution Research Paper

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“revolution” and/or armed struggles for independence: What factors best explain the outbreak and dynamics of the “revolutions” and/or armed struggles for independence? In answering this question, you may compare two cases of “revolution”, or you may compare one case of “revolution” with one ‘negative’ case, i.e. those countries that did not experience revolution (Burma, Philippines, or Malaysia). Most similar cases will help to highlight some things, while most different cases will help to highlight other processes. The factors that I will be focussing on for this paper will be the role of the nature of colonial rule, the impact of the Japanese occupation, the nature of nationalist movements and the involvement of the cold war .The nature of the domineering nationalist party determines its approach of collaboration or force towards colonial rule as well as how colonial as well as international actors will react to them. The nature of the colonial rule determined the extent of autonomy given to the local indigenous population and the extent of anti colonial nationalistic sentiments. The Japanese occupation provided the preconditions that strengthened and radicalised nationalist movements. The cold war, will then determine the duration of the struggle. The two countries i will be focusing on is Philippines and Vietnam. Firstly, the nature of the…show more content…
Furthermore at the end of WW2, most Filipinos were more interested in economic gains rather than egalitarian communist concepts. Despite the credentials of the communists fighting against the Japanese, the US consistently did not recognise the communist parties and only transferred power to nationalist leaders who were staunchly anti
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