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World War I was making the British busy. Many people question why Gandhi did not break apart from the British while they were vulnerable, but the answer is simple. Gandhi vowed to not take advantage of his opponents troubles. Instead of fighting the British, Gandhi influenced people. He used satyagraha to change inequities between Indians.
By doing this Gandhi hoped that the British would realize that their violence had no effect on the Indians and would then have no reasons for their acts of aggression (Stockdale). It also showed the truth abo... ... middle of paper ... ...he good of India. Mohandas Gandhi was a great leader in the fight for Indian independence against the British and he gained support from many Indians. His campaign of satyagraha and his movement in the Salt March caused many people both rich and poor to join his group of followers. It raised their spirit of nationalism and increased their fight for independence as well as revealing the injustice of the British.
Gandhi believed in not only spreading this as a practice but lives his life based on this doctrine. Non-violence looks good on paper, and seems like it would function well, there would be less blood in our world, and instead more conversations, more peace between people and nations but would this really hold up completely today? In the most recent war Afghanistan what would have happened if the president had decided to practice pacifism and do nothing in return based on our beliefs that war is always wrong? Was this even an option for our country? Our president as our leader decided to act accordingly in response to the events going on to protect our nation.
As Gandhi did, when one reaches a full understanding of nonviolence and acts upon it, he alone can make a difference. Gandhi advocated nonviolence as a way of life because it is the foundation for furthering ahimsa onto a greater scale. The individual is the gateway to universal reform and once he recognizes and understands selfless action he, too, can become an advocate for ahimsa as he practices i... ... middle of paper ... ...dependence, and chaos that violence brings with it. By seeing these ideals, even if they are never reached, one is doing something beneficial. Having the ideal or the ultimate goal in mind is what truly matters to Gandhi.
He is basically demonstrating how you can’t fight fire with fire, it solves nothing. This is something he learned from his studying of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was a spiritual leader of India’s independent movement. He was a great influence on king. He, as well as king, believed in opposing evil violently.
In the 1600s the British rule began in India until India declared independence in 1947. In the 20th century the great Mahatma Gandhi led a revolution promoting non-violent disobedience. Gandhi also tried to promote the unity of two religious groups Hindus and Muslims as they had been uneasy for many years. There was much worry about one religious denomination would control the government. Government A government of parliament runs India’s political system.