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India Week #20 – Celebrating Independence

Adventures of an American Traveler

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. ~Nelson Mandela



I am living the dream! After 52 years of living in the USA, my native home, I moved to India which has become my adopted home. This year I was in each country as it celebrated it’s birth. Both countries achieved their independence when they escaped from oppressive British tyranny. The US on 04 July 1776 and India on 15 August 1947. 

One might say, what a coincidence that both people had to break from Britain? Not really. There are only 22 countries in the world that have not been invaded by Britain sometime during their history. At it’s peak, the British Empire claimed nearly 1/4 of the Earth’s land mass as her own. Many, many peoples had to win independence from the yoke…

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