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Today in History: 26 March 1971


East Pakistan Declares Independence to become the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

On this day in 1971, the former East Pakistan declared independence from Pakistan to become the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The declaration of independence led the the Bangladesh Liberation War, which ended with Indian
intervention on the 16th December 1971.

For more, a 75 minute Bangladesh War Video can be viewed at the Internet Archive:
http://archive.org/details/BangladeshWarDocumentary1971


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