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I'll provide a few comparisons; this is an interesting question that deserves a book length treatment. My apologies if in my attempt to be brief I oversimplify either side. The American revolution occurred at the beginning of the British imperial age; the first Indian rebellion occurred during the height of Imperial power. The American revolution occurred ...


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Primarily I think the mentality of the revolutionaries in each situation is the biggest deciding factor of what happens afterward. The US's forefathers had very clear goals with very clear intentions. Many of them were not just intelligent, but practical. As well as being rather lucky. The forefathers of the US and much of it's post-revolution population ...


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British Government British policy is that the relationship between the British Crown and the Indian States terminates in full, without being transferred to the newly created India or Pakistan. It is therefore up to the princely states themselves to decide which of the two dominions they would join. This is expressed in the Indian Independence Act 1947, ...


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Others South Sudan passed a similar referendum in 2008. South Sudan has a population of 8 million +, compared to Scotland's population of 5 million +. Algeria passed a similar referendum in 1962. The current population is about 38 million, I don't have the numbers for the 1962. Here is a list of independence referendums starting in 1848 with the former US ...


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One reason that is often cited is the system of indirect rule used by the British. In the American colonies, the colonist were first of all, mostly from the UK. Americans have many similarities to the British even today, but there are cultural differences too. The American colonists were mostly allowed self-rule as long as they paid taxes to the king and ...


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Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba are Netherlands Antilles islands which have rejoined the Netherlands following the breakup of the Netherlands Antilles as a country. The other 3 Antilles islands have opted for nationhood, although still as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


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What evidence leads you to believe that the post-independence United States was not corrupt: Senators were appointed/elected by state legislatures until adoption of the 17th Amendment in 1913. In the opinion of James Madison, the Senate was intentionally established to protect and preserve the rights of landowners (perhaps, read slave-owners) from the ...


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To have widespread corruption you need to have a big state so that you have a lot of politicians and bureaucrats that can be corrupt, or you have to have valuable natural resources, so there is a big incentive for corruption. The newly created USA did not have any of these. Hence there was not really that many people to corrupt, nor that much reason to be ...


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The experience of defeated English General Cornwallis in the American War of independence may have contributed to the near conquest of Mysore in 1792. The nemesis of Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington was another "hero" of the conquest. This was a breakthrough which eventually led to the conquest of the rest of India. After that, the military technology of the ...


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Henri Christophe might fit the bill, although he is not counted among the Libertadores and only had a bit part in the American Revolution. As a drummer boy, he participated in the Chasseurs Volontaires de Saint Domingue. This was a group of at least 500 free black volunteers from the French colony of Saint-Domingue who fought in the Revolutionary War. ...


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I seriously doubt you will find much overlap. The problem is, Haiti aside*, the first of the Latin American wars for Independence didn't really start until nearly 40 years after the American Revolution. Anybody old enough to be participating in the latter would have been elderly (by the standards of the day) by the time the former rolled around. * - The ...


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A textbook example of this occurred in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia in 1979. The country had been effectively independent for 14 years. A whites-only government had unilaterally declared independence from Britain in 1965. But in December 1979, as part of the deal by which transition to majority rule was to take place, the Rhodesian parliament voted itself out of ...


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The USA has a complicated history that others have already highlighted. I will focus on the Ghanaian side of things. A clue to Ghana's (and most African countries') post independence problems is none other than Kwame Nkurumah. Look up Thomas Sankara too. Most of Africa's elite are corrupted by past colonial powers and those who resist are killed in cold ...


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India get the Independence on 15th August 1947 at 12:17 am the perfect time when the India get the Independence


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Here is one source from a fictional account confirming midnight of August 15th, 1947 (Bombay local time), Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children: I was born in the city of Bombay ... once upon a time. No, that won't do, there's no getting away from the date: I was born in Doctor Narlikar's Nursing Home on August 15th, 1947. And the time? The time ...


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I think the question totally glosses over the fact that "East Pakistan" was created out of the partition of Bengal. The people were all Bengali speaking people. It is only natural that they would not accept the imposition of an "external" and foreign language. While the basis of division of districts and subsequent migrations to and from the 2 Bengals were ...


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East Pakistan had population of majority whose mother was Bangla which is close to Sanskrit Western Pakistan was forcing Urdu on to Bengali people in East Pakistan which would mean demeaning there own language and culture, which was not acceptable by many in East Pakistan. Hindi is not National language of India there is no definition of National language ...



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