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The Partition of India
09-09-2009, 02:31 AM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2009 03:27 AM by catholicstation.)
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The Partition of India
The Partition of India

14 August, 1947, saw the birth of the new Islamic Republic of Pakistan. At midnight the next day India won its freedom from colonial rule, ending nearly 350 years of British presence in India. During the struggle for freedom, Gandhi had written an appeal "To Every Briton" to free their possessions in Asia and Africa, especially India (Philips and Wainwright, 567). The British left India divided in two. The two countries were founded on the basis of religion, with Pakistan as an Islamic state and India as a secular one.

Kashmir - Unending War

Origins of the Conflict

Kashmir has been a constant source of tension since 1947, when the British partitioned their imperial holdings in South Asia into two new states, India and Pakistan

Middle East - Unending War
Timeline of the Islamic Crusades
638 Muslim Crusaders conquer and annex Jerusalem, taking it from the Byzantines.

673-678 Arabs besiege Constantinople, capital of Byzantine Empire
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