A story must always be told from a little earlier than when it starts, and so Bangladesh’s history can be told from the British period. The British have mled this region for approximately two hundred years. Thousands and thousands of people have been killed, imprisoned and exiled in their attempts to be free. ln 1940 the ‘Lahore Resolution’  declared that the two areas that had the most Muslims would become two countries and the remaining area would become a separate country. But on the 14th of August, 1947 the two areas that had the most Muslims became one country, Pakistan, instead of two, and on the 15th of August the remaining area became a different country, India. And so a very strange country was born; the two parts of the country were in two different places. What is now Pakistan was known as West Pakistan and what is Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan. There is a two thousand kilometer distance and an entire country – India – between them! Division, Discrimination, Exploitation, and Conspiracy East and West Pakistan were two thousand kilometers apart. Even the people were way apart in their looks, language, food, clothes, culture and their heritage. The majority of the population had only one thing in common and that was religion. If a bizarre country like this was going to survive, a little bit of extra effort had to be put in, but the Pakistani rulers did not do this. During the partition, West Pakistan’s population was twenty million and East Pakistan’s was forty million, so it would have made sense to have two people from East Pakistan for every one person in West Pakistan in everything education, business, police, government. But in reality it was just the opposite – there were eighty to ninety percent of West Pakistanis in everything. 75% of the budget was spent on West Pakistan and 25% on East Pakistan, even though 62% of the revenue income was from East Pakistan. Most frightening of all was the number of armed forces – West Pakistan had 25 times as many as East Pakistan!