nationalist movements in Africa and Asia How did traditional beliefs and practices aid and/or hinder the development of “modern” nationalist movements in Africa and Asia? Were these beliefs and practices as influential in this development process as colonial policies and military power?

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One could argue that traditional beliefs and disagreeements between Hindus and Muslims in India, for instance, hampered the rise of a "modern" nationalist movement in that country. Because of these religious differences, huge numbers of people were slaughtered when India achieved independence, and, of...

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