Did French Indochina inspire other French colonies to gain independence, particularly Algeria?
The greatest PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIER WAS BROKEN WHEN JAPAN DEFEATED RUSSIA IN 1905- my grandfathers elder brother serving in British police in India from 1909 to 1945 recollected that there were strict instructions to censor material of this war - in justice to french the back of all colonial powers including Britain and France etc was broken by kaiser willhelm 2 and adolf Hitler - both ww1 and. WW2 shattered and bled white Britain and France - shaken badly by battle of Ypres in 1914–15 Britain as early as 1916 announced reforms leading to self governing status for India as early as 1936 - Second World War further accelerated the process - Vietnamese were initially trained by USA OSS CIA etc - the process was long and complicated and the fathers were kaiser and Hitler rather than hochiminh or Giap !
ONE IMPORTANT FACT TO NOTE AND DIFFER IS THAT THE BRITISH WERE FAR SIGHTED AND HAD GREAT FORESIGHT-AS EARLY AS 1916 THEY REALISED THAT THEY COULD NOT HOLD INDIA AND COLONIES INDEFINITELY ?
THE FRENCH SPANISH PORTUEGUESE AND BELGIANS WERE RELATIVELY OBSTINATE AND POSSESSED MUCH LOWER INTELLECTUAL INSIGHT AND FORESIGHT--THEY ONLY LEARNT HARD LESSONS AFTER MUCH BLOOD WAS SHED AND THUS FRANCE LEARNT WISDOM ONLY AFTER BEING BLED MASSIVELY AS WELL AS MASSIVE KILLINGS OF ALGERIANS.
BRITAIN AS A NATION HAD THE BEST RECORD AND ONE MAY SOUND RACIST BUT I HAVE NO HESITATION IN STATING THAT THE ANGLO SAXONS WERE THE MOST SUPERIOR PEOPLE AS FAR AS GREATNESS IN HISTORY IS CONCERNED.
IN AFGHANISTAN THERE IS A FAMOUS SAYING THAT THE AMERICAN IS A (FOOLISH) LION WHILE HE IS GUIDED BY A HIGHLY INTELLIGENT FOX (Great Britain) AND WITHOUT THE FOX THIS FOOLISH LION IS A TOTAL FAILURE