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Pakistan is sort of like the South Africa of Southwest Asia[edit]

Someone like me who's, let's face it, not very bright, might read the rest of that sentence and come away with the impression that blacks fighting apartheid were the moral equivalent of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Suggestions? PFoster 10:11, 30 December 2007 (EST)

I'd just remove any reference to SA. 10:24, 30 December 2007 (EST)
I was actually referring to the present-day gangs that cause South Africa's violent crime rate to be the highest in the world. But yes, I agree, the wording is perhaps not the best. --Ζωροάστρης 18:43, 30 December 2007 (EST)

After the Party[edit]

Is there somewhere to point out the situation after the departure of empire: India/Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Indochina, Abbysinia/Ethiopia, Palestine/Israel,South Africa etc etc 10:24, 30 December 2007 (EST)

Oh, my. You're not going to make the Niall Ferguson argument that empire is a good thing because it brings peace and stability, are you? PFoster 10:29, 30 December 2007 (EST)
Doh! (Head hits desk) No! No! No!No! No! More the awful way we (Brits mainly) failed to educate/emancipate and then dumped left the places we'd appropriated. 10:51, 30 December 2007 (EST)
Interesting, though, that we educated the people who led the decolonisation process (eg Gandhi). Looks like the whole imperial concept's somewhat self-defeating. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

The Global Slavery Index's estimate of the number of slaves in Pakistan is considered important enough to be included on page 932 of The Stateman's Yearbook 2017: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. However, since that book cites an outdated version of the Global Slavery Index, I am not including it as a reference here. Ashy Waves (talk) 18:25, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Shift the Historical overview section over to the RationalWiki article on India[edit]

I believe it is more suitable there.𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 06:52, 16 December 2021 (UTC)

Going to turn this into silver[edit]

I am going to clean up the references to turn this into silver --Edward the eight (talk) 06:04, 14 August 2023 (UTC)