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50 Years Of Bangladesh Independence – Free PDF Download

 

The News

  • For much of 1971, Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) was engaged in a war for independence from West Pakistan.
  • The then US President Richard Nixon stood firmly firmly behind Pakistan as Pakistan President Yahya Khan’s army tried to crush the independence movement by resorting to rape and genocide.
  • Millions of Bangladeshi refugees poured into India which forced India to intervene and rest is history.
  • Its been 50 Years since Bangladesh was liberated. Lets look at how Bangladesh has fared at 50.

The Success Story

  • In 1971, Bangladesh was one of South Asia’s poorest countries – poorer than India, and much poorer than Pakistan.
    • The then-US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger as a “basket case,” it floundered for several years, a vast archipelago of poverty and deprivation.
  • Today, as Bangladesh celebrates a half-century of independence, the country has become a case study in economic development that few would have predicted.
  • Its GDP growth rate surpassed Pakistan’s and has outpaced Pakistan almost every year since then, and – astonishingly, today Bangladesh is now one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

The Success Story

The Success Story

The Success Story

The Success Story

Let me know..!!

  • What are the factors for success of Bangladesh in last 50 years?

Hope for the best

  • While many countries have succumbed to religious fundamentalism, with disastrous consequences for their economies.
  • Bangladesh has notably withstood this danger. Its buoyant, vibrant economy, now with a 50-year track record, is testimony to this success. It still has a long way to go ahead..!!
  • The problems of 50 years still exist.
    • Bangladesh has high population density, it is prone to violence against woman and children, large poverty, unemployment, illiteracy & corruption still exist.

 

 

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