Explain the statement with reason. India had to take part in both first and second world wars. - History

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Explain the statement with reason.

India had to take part in both first and second world wars.

Explain the following statement with reason.

India had to participate in both the world wars.

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Solution 1

  1. The British Government of India, compelled India, one of their colonies, to participate in the world war, without any concern for willingness or unwillingness of the Indians.
  2. India was forced into this war started by the British imperial rule.
  3. The Second World War was fought during 1939-1945 C.E. India was involved in the war episodes happening in North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Greece, Myanmar and Malaya.
  4. The Congress was against the German and Italian ideologies, which were inclined toward aggressive dictatorship and also against England’s colonialism inclined toward imperialism. England claimed that it was fighting for protecting democracy in Europe.
  5. The two world wars caused loss of life and wealth to a great extent. The awareness that there should be an effective measure to avoid such wars in future made the victorious nations create organisations called ‘League of Nations’ after the First World War and ‘United Nations’ after the Second World War.

Solution 2

  1. During the two world wars, India was a British colony. Therefore, India did not have the right to make its own decision.
  2. Whether India wanted to or not, England forced India to join the war.
  3. India co-operated in the war in the form of money, food grains, clothes and ammunition required by the British for the war.
  4. During the two world wars, India sent a large number of troops to the battlefield.
    India had no war with Germany or Turkey; But being a colony of England, India had to participate in both the world wars.
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