HIS 135
Unit 5:  Decolonization


The Angel of Independence (aka El Ángel de la Independencia) is a victory column situated in the middle of a roundabout in Mexico City and dedicated to the Mexican Revolution of 1810. Construction on the column began in 1902 so that it would be finished in time for the centennial celebration in 1910 of Mexican independence. The monument now also includes an eternal flames and a mausoleum with the remains of heroes from the war of independence. Note the towering BANORTE building (El Banco Fuerte de México) in the background.

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What you must do in this unit
  • Post (or respond) with your thoughts/ideas/comments about this unit's reading in the discussion board in Canvas: How was decolonization in Africa affected by the Cold War? (5 points)
What you can do in this unit Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send your instructor the title of the site, the URL and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.
Unit Learning Objectives
  • Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) Explain some of the causes of the process of decolonization after 1945 and d (2) assess the significance of some of the key events in the decolonization movement from 1945 to the present.

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