American War for Independence:
The American war for independence was the earliest one and probably one of the most complicated for the British to handle anyway. The New World as it was called when the British first landed on the American coast was a chance for a new beginning.
But as they did throughout history the British took advantage of the native people and tried to convert them to their religion. This as you would expect did not end too well for the British. After years of British rule on the New World or America, George Washington and his group of nationals or rebels as they were to the British, started a war and won it, leading to the Americans getting their independence and a present from the French in Lady Liberty(The Statue of Liberty).
Mozambique on of the most picturesque countries in Africa and up until 1974 they were a Portuguese colony. The Portuguese settlers were brutal and extremely harsh and forced the natives to speak their language, and again like the British made the take up their religion.
Mozambique currently is in turmoil, with the two leading factions going together to try and get the upper hand hoping to lead the country. So far the “rebels” have not been able to over throw the party that’s currently in power.
It was like that when the Mozambicans fought the Portuguese for their independence, in a struggle that started in 1964, around the same time the Zimbabweans were fighting for their independence, the struggle in Mozambique ended in 1974, and they got their independence, but it has not been plan sailing for them since they got it.
Why did These Colonies Fight for Independence:
The Colonies, all colonies in fact fought their wars of independence for one main reason, to be free of there oppressors. All the empires that once ruled over most of the world, the British Empire, the French Empire, the Portuguese also had quite a few colonies as did the Spanish, most of countries or Empires at the time were in Europe.
These once great empires who all went to those extremes to find resources and hopefully for them to get more land for their people, but all these empires since the Second World War started to crumble like a cheap loaf of bread. This was mostly by their design.
The Colonies that got Independence:
All of the colonies ruled by these empires have since been awarded their independence,weather it was through a war or they simply gave them the independence. There are some cases, like New Zealand, Australia and Canada that are technically still part of the British Empire, the list of countries who got their independence from Britain is:
- One of them was Ireland
- Another was Malawi
- Rhodesia got their independence, then Zimbabwe got their independence from Rhodesia.
Many other countries like Zambia also got their independence from Britain, leading to countries all around the world becoming free, well technically, a good number of African dictators have shown us that isn’t completely true.
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