Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples


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What idea claims that the people of a nation or region have the right to choose how they will be governed themselves?

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1. Vietnam was a former colony of what Western European country?

2. Why does the Sykes-Picot Agreement have long term consequences that are relevant even today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on worldwide independence movements after 1945. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the concept of people having the right to determine their style of government and Vietnam as a former colony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Vietnam's history as a colony
  • Post-WWI division of the Middle East
  • Gandhi's fight for independence after WWII

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on worldwide independence movements after 1945
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the post-WWI pact between France and Great Britain
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the country that tried to maintain its African colonies

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on worldwide independence movements after 1945. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define natural self-determination
  • Recognize the struggles of African decolonization
  • Identify characteristics of the centuries of global colonization
  • Know the challenges of decolonization in South and Southeast Asia
  • Understand the causes and effects of colonization in the Middle East