JR8 wrote:Gandhi forced the Brits out of India, and Gandhi then forced Partition through.rajagainstthemachine wrote:Apparently the British did a really bad job of mapping/re-mapping borders, at least this is true for much of India,pakistan,China and Bangladesh and Burma.
There are certain villages on the Indo-Pak bornder where you enter on one side of the house via India and exit the house to Pakistan.
A new world order wouldn't be such a bad Idea after all...
He decided the borders, no one else.
p.s. and if these borders are so universally disliked, why don't these various '''countries''', simply mutually agree to alter them, or scrap them altogether and unify?
Do you think that likely? Are you going to pioneer a 'Unify the entire sub-continent' movement? Good luck with that!
Yes Gandhi & co forced the Brits out, but then the task of carving out these new countries was entrusted to two people Lord Wavell and Sir Cyril Radcliffe who were given five weeks to decide a border and the fate of 88 million people at that time. The division was done with so much haste and secrecy that the ultimate outcome was chaos, confusion and blood shed.
The Durand Line was similar this time it was the border between British India and Afghanistan and the McMahon Line between China and India.
I just wished the British had stuck along a little longer than 1947 and ensured a cleaner transition.
I wouldn't like a unify the entire subcontinent movement