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Re: Rinzai School thread debris
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2010, 12:13:02 pm »
Example: Gandhi, a rare example, manages to non-violently defeat the British Empire and secure Indian independence. He goes on to get assassinated, and India ends up becoming a nuclear power with frequent and bloody sectarian violence, as well as a modest, but active and destructive Maoist insurgency in progress.

Hate to rain misery, but I'm fairly confident the British left becasue the situation in India was deteriorating, and it was more the threat of violence that got them out, not Ahimsa.

That said, I really don't want to downplay Gandhi's role in the movement against the Brits.
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« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2010, 09:38:18 pm »
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