How did nun violence help India achieve independence?
- RALv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Great Britain, vastly weakened by two world wars, was able to hold its empire together. The time had come for the sun to set at last on the Union Jack.
Non-violence achieves its ends chiefly in the courts of public opinion. Although the Brits could be brutal at times, they had not the stomach for the kind of mass killing that we saw of the Germans, Soviets and Chinese.
Japan vowed to fight WWII to the last man, and only acquiesced when the Allies demonstrated that we were willing to kill them to the last man.
Had the Brits begun to systematically wipe out millions (as did the Germans) or tens of millions (such as the Soviets), or scores of millions (such as the Chinese), Gandhi's non-violence would have looked pretty silly.
But Christian nations like the Brits and the U.S. have no stomach for such things. We're always looking over our shoulder and considering the moral nature of such actions.
Non-violence has its chief support in the courts of public opinion, and in India's case, there were willing accomplices back in England and America. Non-violence can be a powerful weapon at the right place and the right time.
Edit to above: That rich centuries older civilization still throws acid in women's faces. Mother Theresa was at first censured because it was felt that helping the poor upset Karma. Thanks. But I'll take England anytime.
- Granny AnnieLv 61 decade ago
Partly because Mohandas Gandhi was a darn smart lawyer.
Because he knew the wonderfully devious practice of a "White Mutiny". What's that, you ask?
A white mutiny is when you do exactly what your master tells you to do....nothing more, nothing less...nothing else. Business and trade ground to a halt. The Brits lost millions of pounds. Eventually they woke up and did the only thing left for them to do and still save face. They capitulated and proclaimed it was because their benign (sic) influence over the previous 2 centuries of occupation had resulted in raising the Indian people from the darkness of barbarism to the light of civilization and the people were now ready tot ake their place among the civilized peoples of the world. They did a lot of back-patting for each other. You should read their speeches. Hysterically hypocritical.
Never mind that India had a rich civilization while the Brits' ancestors still thought sewing the skins together before putting them on was the height of civilization.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Nuns with guns. Nice. =0)
- 1 decade ago
India Got Freedom!, This is the Best Example for it.
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- NurdballerLv 41 decade ago
Would you ever mess with a nun carrying an Uzi??
I don't think so
- bigjohn BLv 71 decade ago
Nuns were fighting, shocking!
- 1 decade ago
It didnt at all, it failed. But British gave it back after a while once it was worth the money
- 1 decade ago
i really dont knowSource(s): wow... i am indian..but neva heard of nythin like this