Ch 23: Decolonization, Revolution & Nationalism After WWII

About This Chapter

Learn about decolonization, revolution and nationalism after WWII with this chapter. You can explore the causes and effects of this time period in locations around the world, including India and Indonesia.

Decolonization, Revolution & Nationalism After WWII - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides you with information about how decolonization, revolution and nationalism affected countries and peoples around the world. Access these lessons to study some of the ways the world changed after WWII. Our lessons will help you learn about:

  • Independence movements after WWII
  • The Cuban Revolution and communism
  • Changes in Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Egypt and Algeria
  • Nationalism in Israel and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948
  • Decolonization and life in Africa after WWII

These video lessons are short and focused on specific topics in order to improve your absorption of these historical facts. You can check your understanding of the post-WWII world by completing the interactive quizzes within this chapter. If you find that you need to review a certain subject, the quizzes link back to the video lessons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: Decolonization, Revolution & Nationalism After WWII
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Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

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

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and varied experience of decolonization in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after World War II when Western Europe began to withdraw its claims to far away territory and colonies.

Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

2. Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between communism and the country of Cuba. We will focus specifically on the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro's rise to power, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan

3. Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan

In this lesson, we explore the nature of nationalism in the colonial world and its various manifestations in South and Southeast Asia during the second half of the 20th century.

Decolonization and Nationalism in Israel, Egypt, Africa & Algeria

4. Decolonization and Nationalism in Israel, Egypt, Africa & Algeria

In this lesson, we explore the concepts of nationalism and national self-determination and how they affected the decolonization of the Middle East and Africa in the second half of the 20th century.

Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

5. Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

For centuries, the population of the land known today as Israel barely changed. But in the late 1800s, waves of immigrants poured in, fighting for the right to control the territory. The modern state of Israel was created in 1948.

Changes in Africa After World War II

6. Changes in Africa After World War II

In this lesson, we will examine changes in Africa following World War II. We will discover what factors led to decolonization in the wake of World War II, and we will highlight the central themes surrounding African independence movements.

Life in Africa after Independence

7. Life in Africa after Independence

In this lesson, we will learn about African independence in the aftermath of World War II. We'll explore key figures, examine the factors that resulted in African independence, and highlight major events and developments.

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