Explanation: As mentioned above, the goal of the boycott of foreign cloth was to free India from British rule, so eliminate any answer choice that does not involve weakening British resolve to abandon India. Choice (C), decolonization, occurred after the Indian independence movement, so it can be eliminated. Choice (B) strengthened Britain’s resolve to hold onto its colonies, so it too can be eliminated. Choice (A) is plausible but not as strong as (D), especially since more direct Soviet pressure to decolonize came after World War II, during the Cold War. Choice (D) is correct.