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Tell me only one thing about Pakistan when its came into being on the map of the world.have Important role now?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Pakistan comes on the map of the world on 14th August 1947.
Yes Pakistan has an important role in the world.
It has supported Afghan People against the USSR for 20 years
After Afghan War ends, the USSR was broken,
Now Pakistan is supported USA on War on terrorism
- Anonymous1 decade ago
After India got its independence from Britain, Pakistan split off to form its own nation, one where the dominant religion was Islam instead of the Hinduism which dominated the rest of the subcontinent. Originally there was east and west Pakistan, separated by India. The eastern side split off to form its own nation, renamed Bangladesh.
Pakistan is of *critical* importance to the geopolitical scene today. It is an ally of America in the war on terror, at least on paper anyway (many elements of the government--and the people--still support the Taliban). The US relies on Pakistan to get supplies into Afghanistan for continuing operations there. As the Taliban has resurged, they've spread into Pakistan and are destabilizing that country too. Already they effectively control parts of the mountainous northwest of Pakistan.
Pakistan has nuclear weapons, as does India, and they nearly engaged in nuclear war over the unresolved Kashmir dispute. The Pakistani government is fragile, and the society is split between secularists and Islamists, who resent the nation's cooperation with the US. That, combined with the resurgent Taliban, threaten to tear Pakistan apart. If that happens it is possible that nuclear weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists. In many ways the situation in Pakistan poses a greater security concern to the US than either Iraq or Afghanistan.