Kashmir

More than a sweater

Who is fighting and Why?

The Kashmir conflict is a fight between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region. Each country feels that the land belongs to them. Pakistan wants Kashmir because at one point, Kashmir was part of Pakistan until India placed their army in Kashmir. Fighting broke and Pakistan couldn't get Indians out of Kashmir because the Indians had some of the worlds major powers helping them. Just like the Pakistani's, people in Kashmir are Muslim and they want to be controlled by the Pakistani government, not the Hindu Indians.

Kashmir Conflict Timeline

Type of State

  • Pakistan is a State because it is a politically organize territory that is administered by a sovereign government and is recognized by a significant potion of the international community. The State has a defined territory, a permanent population, a government and is recognized by other states.
  • China: Nation- Theoretically, China is a recognized member of the modern state system possessing formal sovereignty and occupied by a people who see themselves a a single united nation. Most nations and states aspire to parlance.
  • India is a multinational state because it is a sovereign state that is viewed as two or more nations. It contrasts a nation-state where a single nation comprises the bulk of the population.
  • Shape: pretty comeback but is land locked by Pakistan, China and India.

Map of Kashmir Boundaries

The map below show's the different boundaries of the Kashmir region and who the country that controls each boundary. Most of the boundary dispute are definitional boundary conflicts. A definitonal boundary dispute is conflict over the language of the border agreement in a treaty or boundary contract

Opinions on the Conflict

Salome:

The Kashmir conflict seems like a conflict that could easily be settled. Pakistani people had always controlled the land until the Indians invaded. The Indians continue to stay in the land even though Kashmir people want the Pakistan government in charge. If India would just back off and let Pakistan take back Kashmir, there would be no problem.


Alissa:

Ok ! Kashmir has all the water and food supply , the Kashmir which is now in India. The water which flowed to Pakistan from Indian Kashmir has been blocked by dams made by India and now there is almost no water left. All the water used to come from Indian Kashmir and it flowed to Pakistan. I think Kashmir should be divided equally among both the countries so they get equal supply of food and water.

Forces

Centripetal forces:

Resources

Irredentism

Centrifugal forces:

The religious Muslim and Hindu

Nationalism

Multinational state