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decolonization Explained

decolonization at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1938, from de- + colonization. ///

decolonization at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Process by which colonies become independent of the colonizing country. Decolonization was gradual and peaceful for some British colonies largely settled by expatriates, but violent for others, where native rebellions were energized by nationalism. The postwar European nations generally lacked the wealth and political capacity necessary to suppress faraway revolts and lacked the support of the new superpowers, the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which had taken positions opposing colonialism. Korea was freed in 1945 by Japan's defeat in the war. The U.S. relinquished the Philippines in 1946. Britain left India in 1947, Palestine in 1948, and Egypt in 1956; it withdrew from Africa in the 1950s and '60s, from various island protectorates in the 1970s and '80s, and from Hong Kong in 1997. The French left Vietnam in 1954 and had given up its N. African colonies by 1962. Portugal gave up its African colonies in the 1970s; Macao was returned to the Chinese in 1999.

decolonization at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE also decolonisation) noun
[U] the process of a COLONY or COLONIES becoming independent

decolonization at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the action of changing from colonial to independent status
[syn: {decolonisation}]

decolonization at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


*Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /diːˌkɒlənaɪˈzeɪʃən/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • the freeing of a colony etc from dependent status by granting it independence


    Inter: trans-top » freeing of a colony from dependent status
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|descolonització|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|décolonisation|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דה-קולוניזציה|tr=de-qolonizatzia|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|descolonización|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * decolonize
    Translation: et » decolonization
    Translation: pl » decolonization
    Translation: ta » decolonization
    Translation: vi » decolonization