U.N. on Colonial Independence

Tree Points

1. It is important to note that all people in the world, regardless of race, gender, religion, or language deserve stability and peace.

2. It is necessary to end colonialism in the world.

3. The subjection of people by another, foreign group of is directly against fundamental human rights.

2 questions:

1. What was the reaction of the countries that had colonial properties to this document?

2. What was the country or incident that made the United Nations create this document?

1 Thought:

The entire declaration is very thorough and covers each part of colonialism.  While broad it also seems to target a very particular section of colonialism.  While most colonialism was violent, all of it was not.  This declaration is an umbrella look at colonialism and what it means for both sides involved.  This makes it much more difficult to enforce.  It could not have been easy for the U.N. in the 1960s to monitor all of its members.  It would be that much harder to manage the colonial properties.  It is so broad and general that it becomes harder to manage.

2 thoughts on “U.N. on Colonial Independence

  1. The countries that had colonial properties were obviously outraged. They were being told that they should not hold those lands and the people that lived on them although they had put in quite a lot of effort to grab hold of them. Even though they may not be subjugating certain people to poor living conditions or laws, they were still in control of them, and by this document, that was wrong.

  2. I think it is important to how many nations were actually given independence after the passing of this document. Many African nations were given independence in less than 10 years after the UN’s act was signed.

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