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Old 11-12-2013, 17:14   #22
Barrie Yates
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Re: Afghanistan

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Originally Posted by Gordon Booth View Post
Not quite right, Neil.
The British wanted to leave India as one state. However the Hindus and Muslims were very hostile to each other and insisted on a split. Millions of people moved from one country to the other, depending on their religion and up to a million died in fighting or massacres. Not what we wanted or intended at all!

As for Afghanistan- do we never learn anything from history?
Of course there were 2 Pakistans then, West and East Pakistan which eventually split away and became Bangladesh.
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