The Japanese invasion of East Asia in World War 2 paved the way for the independence of colonies located there mainly because:
||The colonies were left to defend their own self-interests after the Europeans failed to protect them.
||They destroyed a majority of the Pacific fleets of the European powers
||The Japanese turned out to be more oppressive than their previous rulers
||The major cities were ravaged by the Japanese in their retreat
||The British and the Americans introduced democratic ideas when they retook East Asia