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- n. Alternative spelling of decolonization.
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- n. same as decolonization.
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- n. the action of changing from colonial to independent status
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The United Nations passed resolution 1514 (XV), the so-called decolonisation resolution in December 1960, with opposition from the colonial Powers and an abstention by the United States.
This may seem counter-intuitive, especially for those recalling decolonisation in the 1960s or sensing the growth of the boycott campaign.
Murehwa North MP Alois Mangwende, in his contribution to the debate, said the Organisation of African Unity had a duty to assist "decolonisation" in South Africa.
However, as an inevitable consequence of the development of the African revolution, as we have said, the liberation movements of southern Africa as well as the imperialists themselves are faced with the question, what kind of decolonisation shall this be!
To a right-minded English person, the decolonisation of place names seems reasonable: re-establishing an indigenous geography warped by the British Empire.
It was wrong to resist revolutions in France and the US; wrong to go slow over abolishing the slave trade; wrong to champion the Corn Laws; wrong to embrace appeasement in the 1930s; wrong to contest the decolonisation of India.
According to Meades, Charles de Gaulle gave up Algeria because decolonisation was fashionable in America.
Madeleine Bunting over-simplifies and distorts Britain's predominantly successful, peaceful and honourable decolonisation record The endgames of our empire never quite played out – just look at Bahrain, 18 April.
Dr Alexis Schwarzenbach, who is working on a history of the WWF, sums Huxley up as a complex liberal: In favour of decolonisation, a scientist, ecologist and eugenicist.
His government also presided over the decolonisation of a large part of the British Empire when India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and Jordan obtained their independence.