After 1945, the demand of African nationalists changed from reform to independence because

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After 1945, the demand of African nationalists changed from reform to independence because
  • A. colonial rule became less oppressive
  • B. colonial rule was in disarray
  • C. the second world war boosted their morale
  • D. the second world war enhanced colonial rule.
Correct Answer: Option C
Explanation
After 1945, the demand of African nationalists changed from reform to independence because the second World War boosted their morale.

The war exposed the myth surrounding white supremacy. The ex-soldiers from West African saw that the whites were not as strong as they portrayed themselves to Nigerians and in fact that coming back from the war they assorted their rights and joined the nationalists in the struggle for independence.

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