The Process of Decolonization in Africa

1042 WordsJul 15, 20185 Pages
The process of decolonization in Africa during the 1950’s through the 1970’s was a very smart yet risky idea. For some places independence was easily gained yet in other areas it was a battle. During the time periods where colonization existed, Africa was peaceful and kept things in order. People had control over their specific locations and there were no questions to be asked. Once it was decided to remove these rights, things got out of hand rather quickly. Violence was a main occurrence during the decolonization timeframe because rules, rights, leaderships, etc. got altered and drastically changed. Sometimes nonviolence was used but it usually wasn’t as effective. A major example of using nonviolence actions to gain independence is when…show more content…
The positives are very helpful but it was hard for the people to overcome all of the negatives that came along with it as well. There were many economic struggles in Ghana that put sever stress on the residents. Because of the lack of money there are a huge number of people that are unemployed and will continue to be for a very long amount of time. Those between the ages of 18 and 35 are most commonly struggling through being jobless but this makes up so much of Ghana’s population. With a scarcity of money, infrastructural struggles begin to occur which is not easy to deal with. They barely have electricity, running water, heat, etc. and this can result in many uncomfortable results. During decolonization Africans were very reliant on agriculture. They needed the crops in order to eat and also they used these resources to sell and gain money. Without food or money there would be a lot more struggles going on in peoples’ lives. That’s why completely depending on agriculture was a very risky situation to be a part of. If the weather happened to be bad, all of the crops would get destroyed and then no food or money could be produced. Although relying on crops was a risk, it was also a necessity for many people because there was no other option for them to get nutrition and an income during the decolonization period. The Cold War was a very political battle between
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