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.
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