As European powers attempted to colonize new territories in Asia, they were immediately met with resistance from local people and rulers. Although European colonizers were successful in their conquest, it did not mean the end of resistance to their rule. New opposition leaders emerged, armed with various strategies and motivated by different ideologies to fight the European colonizers and achieve independence. However, they also faced challenges brought by the struggle for global dominance between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War. This new challenge was met in different ways by people determined to maintain their freedom and resist foreign intervention.
In this task, you will examine the origins of the independence movements in India and Vietnam and the ideologies that influenced them. You will also compare the strategies used by the leaders of these movements. Lastly, you will examine the effects of the Cold War on these two nations.
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A. Analyze the factors that influenced the independence movement in India (suggested length of 1–2 pages) by doing the following:
1. Describe the origins of the Indian independence movement.
2. Explain the influence of one ideology on the Indian independence movement.
3. Describe the effects of the Cold War on India.
B. Analyze the factors that influenced the independence movement in Vietnam (suggested length of 1–2 pages) by doing the following:
1. Describe the origins of the Vietnamese independence movement.
2. Explain the influence of one ideology on the Vietnamese independence movement.
3. Describe the effects of the Cold War on Vietnam.
C. Examine the similarities and differences of the Indian and Vietnamese independence movements (suggested length of 1/2–1 page) by doing the following:
1. Describe one similarity in the strategies of the leaders of both movements.
2. Describe one difference in the strategies of the leaders of both movements.
D. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
E. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.