Why was the Indian subcontinent divided into two nations?
The Indian subcontinent was divided into two nations for religious reasons. The Hindus and the Muslims could not live in peace so they were divided.
The island of hispaniola consists of two nations in the greater antilles Name the two countries that share this island?
After the first Indochina war, Vietnam was divided into two nations, North Vietnam (Communist) and South Vietnam (anti-Communist), based on the Geneva Accord. After South Vietnam's army fell at the end of the Vietnam War, the two countries became one. Note: Korea was also divided into two nations following World War 2, but the division was based on plans developed by the United Nations which partitioned the country along the 38th parallel, with the Soviet…
It might be argued it is also divided into two nations by Capitalism: North & South Korea. And no, before you get excited I am not in any way suggesting the folks in the north are better off, manifestly they are not. Neither am I content in the idea of North Korea being a Communist country, it is, was, ruled by a despot.
India won its independence in 15th August 1947 , but sadly lost its unity. The Indian subcontinent was divided/partitioned into two different countries- India and Pakistan. West Pakistan consisted Sindh and East Pakistan (which later becomes Bangladesh) which consisted of east Bengal, the rest was India. Consider a map of south Asia to understand the scenario better.
The Muslims and the Hindus are two different nations. They follow different religions. Their traditions, culture, customs, ideals and beliefs are totally different. Tey neither inter-dine nor inter-marry. When India was divided, riots broke in the subcontinent. The fear of loss of life and wholesale killing of one nation at the hands of the other made this large scale migration take place.