A better candidate would be Michael Collins who, in gaining independence for Ireland* was an inspiration not just for those in the empire, but others such as Ho Chi Minh.How did Ho Chi Minh figure significantly in bringing about the fall of the British Empire?
I don't believe that's what I said; certainly it's not what I meant. Ho Chih Minh was inspired by the anti-colonial Irish in his own endeavours to topple France.http://www.illyria.com/irish/mcginn_irishagains.html
If you believe that British faithfulness to their promises has anything to do with why the British left India, then you naively ignore their history. Clement Attlee said after the fact that the decision was made to leave India because the indigenous troops could no longer be trusted by 1946, and the Indian National History Museum in Delhi dedicates a significant portion of its permanent exhibit to demonstrate that it was precisely the British publicity of Bose's Indian National Army treason trials in 1946 which backfired so badly is what motivated widespread unrest, strikes, mutinies, etc against the British forcing them to withdraw.
Then you're arguing Bose was the cause of India's independence, but unintentionally - because it's how the British trialled him.
No significant group in India accepted the Federal parts of this Act of 1935. Among other problems, it had no bill of rights for the common man.
Our constitution has no Bill of Rights either, for common man or otherwise. It's irrelevant.
As to no significant group - well Congress contested elections under that system!
If Bose was opposed to it, it sounds like that makes it good enough for you, however.
Bose was a traitor.
It happens that my grand-father and names-sake was in the 2nd AIF (in WWII). Anyone who fought against him and Australia I would not take too kindly too.
But there's several Americans (I'm assuming they are) supporting those who took up arms against the US
Thanks for proving my point for me.
Bose was a major protagonist in both of these events against the British.
And any supporter of the Japanese, no matter how valid their reasons, is no friend of mine
Significantly it's Gandhi's successors who took India to independence, not Bose.False. According to British prime minister Clement Attleee, it was Indian public reaction to the INA trials which caused the British to leave.
Furthermore, Nehru was the defense lawyer for Bose's men at those trials.
It's not false. Nehru was a follower of Gandhi.
One doesn't have to be a supporter to offer a defence, either. One can act as a defence on the principal that all people deserve a defence.
Else those who defended the Nazis at Nuremburg would also be Nazis.
H. V. Evatt, leader of the Australian Labor Party fought against the outlawing of the Communist Party, despite the fact that party was a direct threat to his own.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Calwell
It's very common amongst democratic-minded people to defend others