HST 150 WA 14 - WA 14 Like the rest of the world south Asia...

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WA 14 Like the rest of the world, south Asia has had its fair share of struggle. Like many other countries there were major struggles between the cultural and religious differences of the people living in that country. These struggles eventually led to the separation of diverse peoples, fights between power groups and war between countries. During these struggles the world started to come together through a different basis known as globalization. New technology and cultural awareness began breaking down borders and bringing diverse people from other countries together. In the 20 th century India faced the problem of different religious groups residing together. Many of the country’s leaders hoped that India would remain a single state that was dominated by a Hindu majority, a large Muslim minority and small Buddhist, Christian and Jain minorities. Since the Moghul nor British rulers never tried to persuade Indian people of different religions and languages to live together, the interaction never occurred. The Hindus and the Muslims, two of India’s largest groups lived is two separate regions during the 1930s. As years continued on these two groups did not mingle, instead each group became a stronger majority in their region. (Module) Some people looked toward the United States as an example of a country that was able to have several different religions groups and people that spoke different languages living together in the same areas. Not only were the people in the United States living together although they were culturally and ethnically different, they were living together in peace; without internal civil violence. Although the United States had a large Christian majority, the government was and is not allowed to choose one official religion to support. Although the United States was still
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working out their issues with racism and anti-Semitism in the 1930s, but they were still a country in India’s eyes that could be used as an example to follow. (Module)
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HST 150 WA 14 - WA 14 Like the rest of the world south Asia...

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