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The consequences of the colonization are not only social and economical. Except of the overexploitation of natural resources and overexploitation of human power, colonization itself provided the colonization of mind, which has as an effect impossibility for the colonized people to feel temself independent and strong, ready to solve their problems by themselves and make their own policy. as a result people who don't think that they are politically and untellectually 'mature' enough to set and strenghen their own political order, feel their dependence from the colonizators. in fact this colonization of mind forces to reinstall previous (colonial) political order.
Marcelo Dascal:
Whereas the most visible forms of political colonialism have for the most part disappeared from the planet by the end of the millennium, several of its consequences remain with us. Criticism of colonialism, accordingly, has shifted its focus to its more subtle and lasting manifestations. Prominent among these are the varieties of what came to be known as the ‘colonization of the mind’. This is one of the forms of ‘epistemic violence’ that it is certainly the task of philosophers to contribute to identify and struggle against. ‘Postcolonial’ thinkers have undertaken not only to analyze this phenomenon, but also to devise strategies for effectively combating and hopefully eradicating colonialism’s most damaging aspect – the taking possession and control of its victims’ minds.

let's discuss the ways and methods of decolonization of mind

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In the attachments:
- Edvard Said. Orientalism - classical work, which demonstrates, how the Orient (the European image of the East) was constructed and how it influenced the European politics
- Demeterio. Some useful lessons from Richard Rory's political philosophy for Philippine postcolonialism
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Decolonization. That is very serious and hard topic to discuss, and be sure representative of a nation, which used to colonize other nations will not discuss that. But representatives of new free states will discuss that. Let's have a look who will not talk about that: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russians, Italians, Hungarians, Swedes, (Polish - that's complicated case), Chinese......

And now - who will talk about that: Irish, Scottish, Wellsh, Brettons, Basks, Catalonians, Chechs, Slovaks, Bulgars, Romanians, Moldovans, (Polish - that's complicated case again), Finns, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Litvins and Belorussians, Ukrainians, Abxazians, Georgians, Armenians, Israeli, Greece, Udmurts, Komi, Bashkirs, Tatars, Chechens...., .........

So there are people who would like to talk.

Colonial experience will vary in different countries, especialy varies in those who had soviet rule from those who had Europian colonian rules.

I could say about Lithuanian case, country had bad soviet colonial experience, and colonial ''heritage'',  i ll talk about it later when will have more thoughts about it.

And now for those who are interesting in decolonization - i could offer great computer strategic game - for better understanding how people of former colonial lands became independent from their oppressors, play that game and you will know more and more:

game named : Civilization IV - Colonization. Buy or download that game.

It's possible to find more about that game here:

1. http://www.firaxis.com/games/game_detail.php?gameid=21

2. http://www.civfanatics.com/civ4/colonization/ 

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