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decolonization

noun [U] (UK usually decolonisation)     /diːˌkɒl.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /diːˌkɑː.lənəˈ-/
the process in which a country that was previously a colony (= controlled by another country ) becomes politically independent Colonisation and self-government
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