Pakistan

Pakistan

by Clarissa Aykroyd

When the British Empire partitioned its Indian colony in 1947, it created two independent states: India, where most people were Hindus, and Pakistan, where most were Muslims. Violence immediately broke out, during which approximately 250,000 people were killed and a million became refugees. Since then Pakistan and India have fought several wars, and tensions between the two countries during the late 1990s nearly led to another conflict--one that might have been devastating, as both countries now possess nuclear weapons.This book examines the economic and political issues facing Pakistan today. It provides up-to-date information about the country's geography and climate, history, society, important cities and communities, and relations with other countries.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-1408-4
$25.95
2010
954.91 AKY
7.25 x 9.25 inches
112-144 pages

Part of the Series: Major Muslim Nations



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