Posted: September 1st, 2021
Unit IV Essay Independence was a difficult transition for the former colonies in South Asia following the Second World War. To what extent were the problems and weaknesses confronting these new nations attributable to the colonial polices of the Western empires? In what ways were the new post-1950 political leaders of South Asia to blame for the issues of poverty, underdevelopment, and unrepresentative government? What continuing issues are these countries facing today? What role did the Cold War play in shaping these struggles toward independence and in shaping these domestic policy struggles? In addition to the assigned textbook chapters, read the report Sino-Japanese Relations: Issues for U.S. Policy found in the study guide under required reading in order to respond to these questions. Reports such as this one are considered secondary sources. A secondary source often interprets primary sources, providing a second-hand account and offering its own discussion and analysis on the topic. Secondary sources are a good way to broaden your historical perspective on a subject without the need to read dozens, if not hundreds, of primary sources. To complete this assignment, you are required to use a minimum of two reputable sources. Your essay should be at least two pages in length and be double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Use APA style for any in-text citations and corresponding references. I
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