How the British failed India and Pakistan

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 22, 2019
  • The two nations were born at war — which can be traced back to this British strategy.Join the Video Lab! nearly 200 years, India was ruled by the British. The large nation was home to three dominant religious groups — Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. In order to discourage unified Indian campaigns for independence, the British reinforced divisions along religious lines. By 1947, the British were finally ready to turn India over to Indian rule. But the seeds of discontent had been sowed. And the handover of power would be more bloody than anyone could have imagined. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Vox


     5 months ago +493

    Happy Friday! Check out our Atlas episode explaining the conflict in Kashmir here:

  • Abhishek Singh

    Abhishek Singh

     5 months ago +4474

    In short, every Brexit has just been badly done.

  • Nudge


     4 months ago +1198

    Age restricted?!
    Out of all the graphically explicit, sexual content on the Internet, this has been age restricted?

  • pradeep jayakumar

    pradeep jayakumar

     4 months ago +571

    British did not fail but they did it purposely

  • Mob_Abominator


     4 months ago +628

    Being an Indian it feels so foolish at times, killing people won't bring a solution. I don't know how long these border disputes and the rivalry with Pakistan will last, but killing is not the solution here.

  • Annamalai Ramanan

    Annamalai Ramanan

     4 months ago +277

    Still Indians politicians follows divide and rule for their political needs

  • Hammer Addiction4u

    Hammer Addiction4u

     5 months ago +4131

    When Great Britain sees a random territory*
    Britain- it’s free real estate

  • ladydynamite7


     5 months ago +556

    Ah yes, divide and rule, a global
    phenomenon of the British Empire, from Belfast to Bengal, through Nicosia and Nigeria.

  • Omega Styles

    Omega Styles

     5 months ago +734

    Europe: Pilages the subcontinent
    Subcontinent people immigrate to Europe*
    Europe: Surprise Pikachu face

  • A. F. Alhaz

    A. F. Alhaz

     5 months ago +313

    Love for India and Pakistan from Indonesia.
    We also knew how it felt to be divided by tribes and faiths, we struggle for independence at around the same time.
    Peace for you all

  • Thermal Fang

    Thermal Fang

     4 months ago +130

    Whatever happens india and pakistan are still like brothers sometimes happy sometimes angry 🇵🇰 ❤️ 🇮🇳

  • Qingyuan Feng

    Qingyuan Feng

     5 months ago +1493

    I once heard a quote: "If you don't know the origin of a particular geopolitical issue in the world, just guess that it is caused by the British. You will still be right half of the time."

  • Aditya Goswamy

    Aditya Goswamy

     5 months ago +234

    And today, both are ready to fly missiles into each other's cities. :(
    Let us put the innocents and humanity first.

  • Abhinav jain

    Abhinav jain

     4 months ago +187

    British didn't failed. Everything went according to the plan.

  • Retarded Emu

    Retarded Emu

     4 months ago +354

    Mountbatten ended up losing both India and his wife to Nehru lmao

  • YAHX


     5 months ago +183

    Could VOX start including a list of sources for each story? This would be great for further reading.

  • Josue Palomares

    Josue Palomares

     5 months ago +1942

    Land: exists
    England: "Its free real estate"

  • juselara02


     3 months ago +101

    Ohh good ol' colonialism... the father of many of our current problems.

  • 5bagwiz5 5

    5bagwiz5 5

     4 months ago +632

    UK and USA. Greatest trouble makers on Planet Earth.

  • Ahtisham Shahid

    Ahtisham Shahid

     yesterday +3

    Don't blame the British for everything that is wrong. Hindus cast system has also played it's role according to which Muslims are also outcasts, the untouchables, the forecefully converted lot and the foreigners.