The Importance Of Extremism In India

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Extremism is a complex idea that has the potential to create progress in the world as well as mass destruction. Many people take to extremism to eliminate injustices, and extremism comes in many different forms. During Great Britain’s rule over India, the British treated the Indians with little respect and repressed the people for almost 200 years (McGregor). Due to the cruelty of the British, the Indians began to practice nonviolent civil disobedience. Though their methods were nonviolent, they were extreme; Millions of Indians died to gain their freedom (Haynes). It took many years and lives lost, but India eventually gained its freedom and it was because of the extreme measures they took. People turn to extremism when they feel as though …show more content…
From 1765 to 1947, the country of India was occupied by the British (McGregor). India was under Britain 's rule for 182 years, all of which involved the severe repression of the native people. India was considered “The Jewel in the Crown” of the British empire. India was rich in natural resources and was located in an ideal location for the British. India did not benefit from the British rule, they would send raw materials to England where it would be turned into finished products and then shipped back to India to be resold. The British outlawed the production of goods that competed with British goods. Indians grew cotton which was then used in British textile factories, the cloth was then sold back to the Indian people. Plantation crops that the Indians grew included tea, indigo, coffee, cotton, and jute. The Indians were severally unhappy with their situation, they were economically dependent on the British, They were treated as second-class citizens in their own country, and had laws forced on them that were unjust, such as not being able to make their own clothes or salt (Haynes). In 1915, An Indian lawyer who had gone to school in England, by the name of Mahatma Gandhi returned to his home in India. After spending years in South Africa fighting for racial equality, Gandhi returned to India in the hopes of solving India’s imperialist problem. Gandhi spent his years in India …show more content…
In American history, there have been multiple accounts of African American liberation groups. These groups have continued to pop up because they feel as though they are being repressed by the American government and society. They have been alienated from American society from the very beginning of American history. Africans were brought over to America as slaves for the European Americans. Life as a slave was brutal, and they had a very little chance of escaping their owner. Slaves were stripped of basic human rights, slaves could not carry firearms, testify in court, buy or sell anything, hold property, participate in politics, congregate in groups, travel without permission, or legally marry or be parents (Boston). Slavery was abolished from the constitution in 1865, but that did not bring an end to the alienation of the African Americans ("America 's Historical Documents"). In the first half of the 1900’s, Blacks still did not have basic human rights. They were segregated from whites, they had separate bathrooms, separate drinking fountains, separate schools for their children, Blacks were forced to the back of buses, and they even had a different side of town than whites ("The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”). These injustices lead to the rise of black liberation groups such as, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent

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