Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan


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Many of the progenitors of nationalist movements in the colonies where educated _____.

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1. Which international power originally colonized Vietnam?

2. What was the premise of the national self-determination movement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help you assess what you know about decolonization efforts and nationalistic movements in South and Southeast Asia. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what country originally colonized Vietnam and why the Netherlands gave up its claim to Indonesia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will ask you about the following:

  • Where many of the progenitors of nationalist movements were educated
  • Country that originally colonized Vietnam
  • Empire whose collapse gave Indonesia the opening to declare itself an independent state
  • Why the Netherlands relinquished its claim to Indonesia
  • How Great Britain divided its territory in South Asia when it granted the area independence

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about decolonization in Asia in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nationalist movements in South and Southeast Asia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about colonial involvement in Vietnam, Indonesia, and India

Additional Learning

To learn more about movements for independence in this part of the world, review the corresponding lesson titled Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Discuss the meaning of nationalism
  • Explore the role of nationalism in decolonization
  • Recognize the role of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Know how the United Nations became a proponent of nationalism after WWII
  • Learn about decolonization in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Vietnam