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What are the greatest achievements of Mahatma Gandhi?

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The greatest achievement of Mahatma Gandhi is his lifelong fight for India's independence, which finally happened on August 15, 1947. After India won its independence from British rule in 1947, Gandhi successfully fasted for 21 days, which encouraged the Muslims and Indians to end their war.

   

Gandhi moved to London, England in 1888 and enrolled at the Inner Temple, where he studied law and jurisprudence. He later had a successful law practice located in South Africa. Gandhi's achievements in India weren't just about peace and independence. At one point, he led a 200-mile march that encouraged the people in India to gather salt. Prior to that, many people bought salt from the British, and Gandhi wanted to encourage independence from foreign products.


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