Settler colonialism followed by secession

Devdas

Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
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South Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The white settlers in South Rhodesia under Ian Smith declared independence from Britain to avoid Britain granting independence to native Africans.
 
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Devdas

Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
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India
In the case of Cape Verde (Like in São Tomé e Princípe) there was really no independence resistant fighting movement like in the Portuguese Guinea, in Angola and in Mozambique were there was heavy fighting with guerrilla movements.

The issue is that in Cape Verde the political movement that fought for the independency was the same political party as the one in Guinea, the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde - Wikipedia), and in Guinea the Cape-Verdian intellectuals had a strong political influence. And in Guinea the fights were intense and we should recall that the territory had been “pacified” quite late (in the 1930’s).

Had the political movements being separated and quite probably Cape Verde had the same evolution as Madeira or Azores with the democratization in Portugal, since there wasn’t a strong anti-Portuguese feeling among the population. The feeling was more against the dictatorship. Even today Cape Verde is probably among the ex-Portuguese colonies the ones that has stronger ties with Portugal.
Brazil's declaration of independence from Portugal also seems quite interesting.
 
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