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INDIA
· Nationalist movements e.g. Muslim League (Jinnah) and Indian
National Congress (Nehru) called for independence
· Gandhi started a non-violent `Quit India' campaign calling for
independence.
· Government of India Act 1935 promised India a dominion status.
· India was too expensive as the UK were in debt and couldn't police
clashes between Muslims and Hindus.
· Attlee appointed Lord Mountbatten to oversee
independence ­ he decided to partition India into an
Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan.
· India gained independence in 1947.
· Some argue that Britain left India in a worse state
than it had been before, as there was a great deal of
violence involved in the transition to independence.
· Britain still maintained links with India in the
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PALESTINE
· Jews wanted to create a homeland in Palestine, and Britain promised to help in the Balfour
Declaration of 1917.
· During WW2 Britain limited Jewish immigration to get Arab support.
· A rise in immigration following the Holocaust angered Arabs.
· The US pressured the UK to submit more Jews to Palestine.
· Violence erupted between Jews and Arabs which was costly to police.
· Jewish terrorist groups, e.g. the Stern Gang targeted the British.
· Bevin took the problem to the UN, but was dissatisfied by the response, so announced British
withdrawal from Palestine in May 1948.…read more

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SUEZ CANAL
· The Suez Canal was an important area for Britain as it provided a route to her empire in the Far and
Middle East, and with oil.
· 1952 ­ Military coup, Colonel Nasser comes to power.
· 1954 ­ Anglo-Egyptian Agreement, Britain agree to withdraw from the region but will reoccupy if
invaded by a foreign power.
· 1956 ­ Nasser nationalises canal. UK and France plan an Israel invasion and then occupy the Suez
Canal as peacemakers, in the hope that they could take control.
· Face condemnation from the US who refuse to lend to the UK unless they withdraw from the
region.
· The UK withdraw from the Suez Canal in 1957.…read more

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KENYA
· The White Highlands in Kenya had been settled by
white British settlers, who took the fertile land and
left the native Kikuyu tribe with less fertile land.
· The Kenyan African Union, led by Jomo Kenyatta
called for the return of the Kikuyu tribe to the fertile
land.
· The Mau Mau Uprising broke out in 1952, with
Kenyan terrorists targeting British settlers.
· Britain sent in troops and put Mau Mau suspects in
concentration camps. It cost £10,000 a day for the UK
to catch a Mau Mau suspect.
· In the Lancaster House Conference 1960, the African
majority were given independence.
· Kenya gained independence in December 1963.…read more

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MALAYSIA
· The White Highlands in Kenya had been settled by
white British settlers, who took the fertile land and
left the native Kikuyu tribe with less fertile land.
· The Kenyan African Union, led by Jomo Kenyatta
called for the return of the Kikuyu tribe to the fertile
land.
· The Mau Mau Uprising broke out in 1952, with
Kenyan terrorists targeting British settlers.
· Britain sent in troops and put Mau Mau suspects in
concentration camps. It cost £10,000 a day for the UK
to catch a Mau Mau suspect.
· In the Lancaster House Conference 1960, the African
majority were given independence.
· Kenya gained independence in December 1963.…read more

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