Colonization of Bangladesh

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Colonization of Bangladesh Bangladesh, a developing country, is relatively unknown in the globalized world and is often confused with its dominant neighbor, India. The country as we see it now did not exist even 50 years ago. The purpose of this paper is to detail how the region was colonized, how Bangladesh came to be and a brief overview of how it is doing now. As most geographers know that there is an intense relationship between Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, for good reason too. They were all part of the same colony once and hence when we talk about the colonization of Bangladesh, we must mention details from those of India and Pakistan. Colonization of India Imperial colonization has had long lasting effects throughout…show more content…
Extractive colonies on the other hand, were used by the colonizers solely for their resources and thus the extraction of their resources and the lack of any advanced government institutions and frameworks leads to them performing worse relative to settlement colonies, as defined in terms of income per capita.” Since Pakistan, India and Bangladesh were all part of colonial India, it is logical to assume that these three countries will experience similar levels of development. I will attempt to deduce this using GNI per capita, GDP per capita and the HDI Index. Figure 1 - GNI per Capita: Figure 2 - GDP Per Capita: Figure 3 - Human Development Index: It is clear from the data above that India has outpaced both Pakistan and Bangladesh in recent times leading me to believe that the proposed theory does not hold true for Bangladesh. This is probably because the British set up different types of colonies in different regions, causing dissimilarities in growth. Pakistan and Bangladesh has been virtually the same on the HDI index but Pakistan beats Bangladesh in both GNI and GDP per capita. There are several major factors contributing to Bangladesh’s poor growth. Some of which are, but not restricted to, limited exports,
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