Origins and rise of the movement that won independence
  • Anti-colonialism and its effect on the origin and rise of the movement
  • Political ideology and its effect on the origin and rise of the movement
  • Geopolitics and its effect on the origin and rise of the movement
    • Affect of WWI
    • Affect of WWII
    • Affect of the Cold War
  • Nationalism and its effect on the origin and rise of the movement
    • Race
    • Socio-Econ Class of the majority of people
    • Culture
    • Religion
    • Language

Methods of achieving independence
  • Armed Struggle v. Non-Violence
  • Role and Importance of Leader(s)
  • Elite Movements v. Mass Movements

Formation of, and challenges to new states after independence
  • Colonial Legacy
  • Neo-Colonialism
  • Cold War (Continues)
  • Conflict With Neighbors
  • Lack of Political Experience
  • Economic Issues
  • Social, Religious, Cultural Issues
  • Ethnic, Racial, and Separatist Movements