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Maasina Ruru

Summary
Maasina Ruru was an emancipation movement for self-government and self-determination in the British Solomon Islands during and after World War II, 1945–1950, credited with creating the movement towards independence for the Solomon Islands. The name is from the 'Are'are language meaning the Rule of "relationship of siblings together" and is often corrupted to "Marching Rule", "Marxist Rule", or "Rule of Brotherhood". Foundation and influences The movement was created after Nori, Aliki Nono'oohimae, Jonathan Fiifii'i, and a host of others from Malaita who worked together in the Solomon Islands Labour Corps during World War II. One of the influences is said to have been the African-American soldiers whose humane treatment of the fellow workers was markedly different from the plantation owners. They spread a message of independence amongst the Malaitan soldiers who began a campaign of non-compliance and civil disobedience. They were also influenced by other revolutionary or anti
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