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How Queen Elizabeth 2 systematically oppressed African countries

The British Empire was the greatest in history. And he was at his peak at that time, after the First World War. About a quarter of the world’s surface was included in the empire. Twenty of the 56 members of the Commonwealth are located in Africa. This indicates that more than half of the land on the African continent was originally under British rule. Almost half of these African countries gained independence in the late 1960s. This includes Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi. There were two things common to their struggle for independence; first, they had all experienced the brutality of colonial rule; and second, the British monarchy was ruled by Queen Elizabeth 2 at the time of their independence and she did little to stop these atrocities against the people of the British colonies.

British heritage in Kenya

Thus, Kenya, along with Malaysia, became one of the jewels in the imperial crown, especially after the loss of India in 1947, as it was a major source of cash crop production in the form of tea and of coffee. Due to the presence of settlers, there was a major alienation of land from black Africans, who were transformed overnight into a type of landless people.

After World War II, an anti-colonial movement began – the Mau Mau movement.

In the meantime, a significant development in the history of British colonial rule is occurring. The British monarch is now Queen Elizabeth 2.

And what is really happening is that the colonial government is getting into a vicious and bloody conflict that has been mainly fought against the civilian population. It was a kind of bush warfare in which the British force was engaged by around 20,000 guerrillas or Mau Mau warriors.

Then, in a procedure known as “villagizationwomen and children are mostly incarcerated and placed in barbed-wire villages that look like detention camps in everything but name. And it is in these detention institutions that brutality, torture and other harsh and institutionalized atrocities have been used.

Other policies included starvation and forced labor. These actions were taken in an effort to coerce the insurgent population into accepting British colonial rule, rejecting their Mau Mau movement, and returning to the fold of British colonial power. And what did the Queen Elizabeth 2 do to stop these crimes against humanity? She has only closed her eyes to these crimes against humanity. Divide and conquer policy

Using Uganda as an example, the policies and atrocities carried out by the British colonial administration had an impact not only then, but the impact can also be seen in Uganda today. Uganda has been extremely ethnically diverse for generations, with notable differences between north and south. Uganda has had significant ethnic diversity for generations, with strong differences between north and south.

People who had been united in highly developed and centralized states with centralized governments resided in the southern region of modern Uganda. This is comparable to the north, where the cultures were simple, rural and “segmented”. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the southern region was divided into kingdoms, with Buganda – the country’s namesake – becoming the best known. British settlers chose to settle in the south because of its advanced government systems, which helped the region advance politically, economically, and educationally compared to the north.

(Source: India Mashable)

The beneficiary of British imperialism would be the kingdom of Buganda. The British used the Buganda people as “agents of their empire” to invade and subjugate neighboring kingdoms. The deep animosities between the Buganda and Bunyoro kingdoms were only heightened when the Baganda (the people of Buganda) received payment from the British in return for taking territory from the Bunyoro. When the Bunyoro wanted to recover the seized lands, it produced a great political conflict and therefore contributed to the political unrest of the time.

The rest of Uganda developed anger as Buganda climbed to the top of the economic pyramid. Ugandans effectively became the inferior nationality even though they constituted the majority of the population. As the country’s economy grew, so did its communications, educational system and infrastructure, and Buganda quickly overtook its neighboring kingdoms to take over as the largest and most powerful kingdom in the country. . Nevertheless, political stability and cohesion has become a crucial challenge for any leader due to the strong divisions formed within the nation, especially in terms of manpower.

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Painful process of decolonization under Queen Elizabeth 2

Nevertheless, the reign in South Africa and the process of decolonization under Queen Elizabeth 2 were no less painful. There were again brutal massacres and repression of civil movements by the British authorities.

The lives of those already residing in the Cape were altered by the arrival of the British. The Cape’s British authority was originally intended to protect the trade route to the East, but the British soon realized that the Cape could be developed to suit their own needs.

The pattern of slavery and forced labor was introduced with colonialism, which made its debut in South Africa in 1652. African communities could not avoid change as the number of slaves transported increased and 400 years of slave trade had an impact. Of course, not all African societies were affected equally, but the most affected nations included Senegal and Angola.

The demographic, economic and political effects of the transatlantic slave trade were the most significant. There is no doubt that the Atlantic slave trade considerably slowed the demographic development of Africa, which had lasting effects on the history of the continent. African population growth was, at best, slow. Entire societies have collapsed due to the export of the most productive men and women. A new political order was also forged as a result of the slave trade. Large centralized nations sometimes developed as a result of individuals seeking protection from the brutality and warfare that accompanied the slave trade. South Africans continue to denounce British colonial authority. However, there is currently a growing call for independence and accountability due to past crimes committed by Britain, such as slavery.

Undoubtedly during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 2 there were atrocities in these colonies and she hardly bothered to stop these atrocities but rather continued the legacy of her ancestors when he it was about being a monarch who turned a blind eye to the sufferings of the people of these colonies. The story does not end with his inactions. In fact, there are reports that Britain under his rule destroyed colonial crime records.

An official investigation has revealed that thousands of documents detailing some of the most heinous acts and atrocities committed in the last years of the British Empire were deliberately burned to keep them out of the hands of post-independence governments. They were kept out of public view in secret archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Such incidents amply demonstrate that the crimes committed against Africans throughout the decolonization process under the rule of Queen Elizabeth II were just as traumatic as the entire colonial era. In fact, the rapid and ruthless process of decolonization left a bitter mark on these African countries, the effects of which can be seen in the modern world, whether in the form of civil unrest in many of these countries or racial discrimination like in South Africa.