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India and South Africa: Part 2

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Summer 1999
head of Pakistani military Musharraf launches surprise attack on Kashmir without consent of Prime minister
October 1999
Musharraf leads military coup, exiles former prime minister
June 2001
Musharraf names himself president for 5 years, intense pressure to put Pakistan back in a stable democracy
October 2001
Musharraf withdraws military support for Taliban, pledged Pakistani support for American war on terror
2002
Musharraf puts founder of Pakistani nuclear program under arrest after it is found that he sold nukes to Libya, North Korea, and Iran
AQ Khan
chief of Pakistani nuclear weapons program, sold nuclear technology to Libya, North Korea, and Iran
April 2002
Musharraf wins "referendum" to extend presidency another 5 years
2003
Musharraf survives 2 assassination attempts, probably from Islamic extremists
Afghanistan
South Asian country that has always been a "crossroads"
12%
percent of arable land in Afghanistan
Hindu Kush
mountain range in Afghanistan
75%
percentage of heroin produced in Afghanistan
Uzbecs, Turkmen
two groups tossed out by Taliban in Northern Afghanistan, have been helping the US
Tajiks
dominate Central and Western Afghanistan, the "swing" voters who share language and culture with Iran
Pashtuns
historically the most dominant tribal area, shares ties with many Pakistanis, support the Taliban
Bangladesh
poorest nation in South Asia
Sundarbands
the "tidal country" of three rivers in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
has the most cohesive population in Asia of 100% Bengali and Sunni Muslim