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decolonization

noun [U] /ˌdiˌkɑl·ə·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
politics & government the release of one country or territory from political control by another country world history Decolonization was also the political independence received by European colonies (= a country or area controlled politically by a more powerful country) in Africa and Asia after World War II.
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