What are the causes and effects of Gandhi's Independence Movement in India?

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India was a colony of England for longer than some of its other colonies. The British were not just figureheads. They imposed their rule on the country and ignored the people's wishes, culture and religion. Ghandi attempted to oust them without violence.

The implications of this question are fairly profound.  I would submit that the primary cause of Gandhi's Independence Movement was the British Colonial rule over India and formulating an effective response to it.  The most obvious effect of this would be the removal of the British, who recognized that after World War II, holding on to their colonial empire would be nearly impossible.  It is at this point where much here becomes complex.  As Gandhi kept most...

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