Having spent most of my life in Eastern Europe, I observe that a lot of people have at least some nostalgic feelings toward the era of Soviet occupation. Of course, personal freedom, free speech etc. was suppressed, you could have ended up arrested and beaten by police for possessing the wrong book, listening to the wrong radio station, or telling the wrong joke while your neighbor tattled on you... but if you were not interested in political freedom, you could have a nice and carefree life. Eating meat, getting fuel for your car, etc. were rare luxuries, but everyone had a job, when graduating you could be 100% sure you can get a job which will last until your retirement, everyone had access to free education, health-care, and retirement, so, in general, you had increased safety in exchange for reduced liberty, in comparison to the current situation. High corruption and economic crises now tend to make people feel nostalgic for the bygone era.
Are there similar effects in countries in Africa and South-East Asia which gained independence during the 20th century? In many of these countries there is famine, crime, poverty, high political corruption and sometimes even civil war. For example, by saying like "well, under the British or the French, we had less freedom but at least they imposed order, built roads and hospitals which are now falling apart because the current government doesn't care, etc." I'm not talking about wanting the occupiers back, because also in Eastern Europe the nostalgia is not about bringing back the Soviet military occupation and the gulags, but about some advantages of the past system which they miss today. Even some of the Biblical Jews wanted to return to Egypt where they were slaves but had roofs above their heads, compared with being free but having to wander around in the wastelands.
Searching for the term "colonial nostalgia" leads mostly to discussions about people in the colonial powers being nostalgic, not people of the colonies.
Are there such nostalgic tendencies in those countries, and how much significance do they have?