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Indian Subcontinent. Two new nations emerge After WWII, British gave India its independence. 1947 After WWII, British gave India its independence. 1947.

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1 Indian Subcontinent

2 Two new nations emerge After WWII, British gave India its independence After WWII, British gave India its independence In 1940s growing violence between Muslims and Hindus in India. In 1940s growing violence between Muslims and Hindus in India. Created Muslim-majority Pakistan. Created Muslim-majority Pakistan. Hindu majority India. Hindu majority India. Struggle over Kashmir Struggle over Kashmir –A region in the Himalayas –Rich with natural resources.

3 Nuclear Arms Race 1970s launched arms race to develop nuclear weapons. 1970s launched arms race to develop nuclear weapons India tested first nuclear weapons as did Pakistan India tested first nuclear weapons as did Pakistan. These two countries developing nuclear weapons have caused alarm around the globe. These two countries developing nuclear weapons have caused alarm around the globe. Bangladesh becomes its own country in Bangladesh becomes its own country in 1971.

4 Islamic Fundamentalism Grows During 1980s the Soviet-Afghan war drove millions of refugees into Pakistan. During 1980s the Soviet-Afghan war drove millions of refugees into Pakistan. Taliban regime controlled much of Afghanistan. Taliban regime controlled much of Afghanistan. In 2001, U.S. launched a military campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Fighting Continues. In 2001, U.S. launched a military campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Fighting Continues.

5 India: Giant of Asia Worlds largest Democracy Agriculture and industry expand due to use of new technology. Agriculture and industry expand due to use of new technology. Combating population growth and poverty. 1/3 of Indians live below the poverty line. Combating population growth and poverty. 1/3 of Indians live below the poverty line. Confronting Caste Discrimination: Prejudice and discrimination still exists among the lowest caste (dalits). Confronting Caste Discrimination: Prejudice and discrimination still exists among the lowest caste (dalits).


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