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  • v  grant independence to (a former colony)
    West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960's

  • But while his equivocation on dealing with secessionist rebellions and his decision to bow to Western pressure and decolonize East Timor angered the generals, Megawati made .
  • In one sense, Lisbon's pell-mell decision to decolonize has increased rather than decreased its overseas burden.
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  • Moammar Gadhafi in Washington Post
    The ICC warrant to arrest President Bashir is an attempt by (the west) to decolonize their former colonies,Gaddafi, the current chairman of the African Union (AU), told reporters in the Ethiopian capital Addia Ababa.

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