The Creation of India and Pakistan: Every Day

After increased Hindu-Muslim violence and calls for independence, the United Kingdom was forced to relinquish control over the Subcontinent in August 1947. Two independent states, India and Pakistan, were created to cater for the two main religious groups. It took several years to bring the approximately 565 minor kingdoms, which had been in subsidiary alliances with the United Kingdom, under the rule of the two states. This is how it happened...

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