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Is Violence Necessary Frantz Fanon argues that in every situation dealing with decolonization that violence is necessary in order for the natives to succeed over the settlers I will discuss that violence is not necessary and there are other means in dealing with the issue of decolonization Using Mahatma Gandhis essay entitled On Satyagraha you will be able to see that there are other alternatives to violent activity Let us first take Fanons view of violence is necessary Fanon begins by saying that decolonization is always a violent phenomenon He is saying to begin with that it is always violent that there is no other way in all cases there is violence He also says that the native is ready for violence at all times This is due to the amount of oppression that the natives have to deal with It seems that Fanon is saying that something such as colonization that started with violence must also end with Violence with the process of decolonization He uses such examples as the African countries Angola and Algeria In each case showing that each country at the time was in fact using violent means to try to decolorize As he says Colonialism does not simply state the existence of tribes it also reinforces it and separates thempg461 The quote shows that in fact that the settlers intention is to separate the natives This leads to the abolishment of regionalism and tribalism by the natives This destruction is the unifying of the native people which will lead in an uprising of violence After presenting Fanons view we must also look at another source Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was is fact one of those natives that in his time was living in a British controlled India He as well as many other Indians wanted to use the process of decolonization but not the violent way that Fanon claims but in a non-violent way His mode of resistance
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