Increasing dependency to suppress nationalism – lessons from the past.
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Increasing dependency to suppress nationalism – lessons from the past.
Increasing dependency to suppress nationalism – lessons from the past.

Raibeart MacPhàrlain

When India gained its independence in 1947 it was commonly referred to as the ‘Jewel’ of the British Empire. But whilst the journey that this nation underwent to gain its independence was shorter than that of Scotland’s (as yet incomplete), there are arguably some parallels to be drawn from this countries experiences of colonial control and Scotland’s ever growing nationalist support and resentment with Westminster rule.

When I researched into the Indian experience of British control, I quickly identified some commonality with the Scottish experience from my own memory or knowledge. There were various aspects of the Indian journey to independence which saw notable decline when comparing it to before colonial rule. Some of these included: (...)

http://www.thescottishindependent.com/in...-the-past/

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2015 Aug 16 19:52
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