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Analyze the revolutionary movements in India, China, and Gha

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Transcript of Analyze the revolutionary movements in India, China, and Gha

Revolutionary Movements
Analyze the revolutionary movements in India, China, and Ghana.
the people of Ghana wanted to end the British colonial rule and become an independent nation.
the people wanted economic and political reform
they wanted to end racial segregation also known as apartheid
they also wanted pan-Africanism which is the unity of all black Africans .
Revolutionary movement in Ghana
1927 - 1949
Chinese revolution for communism
Very violent, thousands of people died
Temporary truce between Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China during WW2
Contributed to the Red Scare.
Part of the Cold War.
Revolutionary movement in China
Revolutionary movement in India
Gandhi begins a defiant march to the sea
he starts this movement because he wants to protest the British monopoly on salt
this was his boldest act of civil disobedience against British rule in India
Mohandas Gandhi
- Was an Assistant Librarian at the University of Bejing before forming the Communist Party of China.
- While Lenin believed that communism would do better in a developed country, Mao believed that a rural country would be a better host, as the peasants could act as the revolutionaries.
- Became the 1st Chairman of the People's Republic of China and later held many other important positions.
Mao Zedong
First prime minister of the Independent Republic of Ghana.
He believed Africa could be science and technology driven.
He put Ghana into major debt because he tried to industrialize and modernize Africa too quickly.
Nkrumah formed the Convention peoples party.
Kwame Nkrumah

British salt acts prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt
salt was a big staple in the indian diet
On March 12 Gandhi set out from Sabarmati with 78 followers on a 241mile march
they were heading for the coastal town of Dandi on the Arabian sea
About the salt act
- The Communist Party became the ruling power.
- Fueled the Cold War and the Red Scare.
- In the places where the Kuomintang used to rule, the quality of life increased because of literacy programs.
- Very high death toll, U.S. lost >2 billion dollars supporting the Kuomintang (whom eventually lost the civil war)
- The Communist Party still rules China to this day (sort of).
Effects of the Chinese Revolution
In the end Ghana gained independence, broke from british colonial rule and gained nationalism
Ghana became the first free African country
Effects of the movement
March 12 1930
Indian independence movement
groups believe in armed revolution against the ruling british
the movement encompasses a wide range of areas like political organizations, philosophies, revolutionaries and movements
lead by Mohandas Gandhi
- Jiang Jieshi is also known as Chiang Kai-shek (name used in standards)
- The Nationalist Party (name used in our standards) is also known as the Kuomintang.
Extra Information
extra info
Britain was going to build a hydroelectric dam in Ghana on the volta river.
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