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With reference to the decolonisation of Cyprus, why did enosis not take place? What role has the United Nations played in Cyprus since 1964? Examine.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

2. With reference to the decolonisation of Cyprus, why did enosis not take place? What role has the United Nations played in Cyprus since 1964? Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: History of modern world by Jain & Mathur

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the decolonisation of Cyprus and the role played by U.N in it since 1964.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Write what the situation in Cyprus was at the time of its decolonisation, and what enosis means (unification of Cyprus with Greece).

Body:

Frist, discuss the process of decolonisation in Cyprus – mention the efforts that were taken to politically mobilise the people, Cyprus Emergency, Turkish Cypriots  and how it found itself divided soon after.

Next, write about the reasons for as to why enosis did not take place.

Next, Proceed to discuss the role played by the UN since its independence especially emphasising on the peace keeping.

Conclusion:

Highlight recent developments (efforts to reunite, then the latest news – election in self-declared Turkish republic of northern Cyprus, of an anti-unification nationalist)