BREAKING NEWS: War Ends
By: Daleyna Abril
West Pakistan's Hold on East Pakistan
East Pakistan and West Pakistan were united due to religion. Both areas' main religion was Islam. However, West Pakistan had a lot of power over East Pakistan and its other provinces. West Pakistan took the majority of money from exports, which were mostly made in East Pakistan. East Pakistan also had much less political power than West Pakistan, although its population was the highest of all the provinces.
Another issue that brought West Pakistan and East Pakistan closer to war was that there was a language issue. It was stated that the official language of Pakistan was Urdu. Most of the West Pakistanis spoke Punjabi and Sindhi. The main language of East Pakistan was Bangla. East Pakistan and West Pakistan disagreed.West Pakistan had desperately tried to hold onto the province of East Pakistan. Their efforts had been fruitless in stopping the rebellion occurring in the area, and soon, the East Pakistanis had enough. Separatists and activists in East Pakistan fought against the authorities.
The war was brutal. Many people died before the war even started.
1000 miles separated West Pakistan from East Pakistan.
India joined in the war and helped East Pakistan.