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It was clear by the end of the 1930s that the end of the British rule in India was coming. It was only a matter of time. Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this.

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?It was clear by the end of the 1930?s that the end of the British rule in India was coming. It was only a matter of time.? Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this. The question asks if we feel British reign of India was clearly coming by the end of the 1930?s. My first impression would be to agree with the statement; yes, British reign was coming to an end. It was clear the British would leave for a number of reasons - the economy, the war and politics. ...read more.

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Along with this, Britain would go on to suffer greatly from the Second World War and they would require a lot of funds to rebuild much of its mainland cities and towns. Another reason would be the state of politics in India. There were major problem with revolting, rioting and the failed introduction of the Government of India act in 1935 only made things worse. Britain simply did not have the ability to maintain the empire and its many growing nationalist movements (i.e. the Quit India Campaign) and the increasing demands to accelerate reforms and self government. The frequent local crises made matters even worse. Simply put ? 300,000 British are not enough to control 300 million Indians. ...read more.

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It was a financial and political burden for them ? it was pretty clear their empire was slowly decaying. At the end of the 1930?s, violence and anarchy in India was at its peak and it was fairly evident that the British time there would be over very soon. To conclude: yes, I believe it was clear British reign in India was coming by the end of the 1930?s. Due to many factors, the British were beginning to realize they no longer had any reason to remain there ? it was, ultimately, more of a burden to keep it than to leave. ...read more.

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