Since then, more than 80 former colonies have gained their independence. Among them, all 11 Trust Territories have achieved self-determination. In February the British decided to leave India. Several months later it gained its independence, but not without suffering violent clashes between the. Decolonization as political change. The rapidity of the retreat from modern colonial empire impressed all as it was happening. Yet few among those who. Between 19over new independent states were created. Decolonization is a process marked by the achievement of political independence but the. Between and , three dozen new states in Asia and Africa achieved autonomy or outright independence from their European colonial rulers. There was no. Language has been used by western colonial powers to divide territories and create new identities which has led to conflicts and tensions between African. However, the very meaning of decolonizing is being debated. resulted in an “total and instant makeover that included amongst other. Articulating secession: self-determination, decolonization and stateless independence amongst the Kanaka Maoli. Alexander Keller Hirsch. I draw on my own experience facilitating a student-led “decolonizing the curriculum” project within an English university critical law. Among other things it reveals fluid political geographies, epistemic churn, and alternative models for the extraction and distribution of.