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Bangladesh emerged as a secular democracy in 1971 after a bloody independence war from Pakistan that was marked by mass killings committed by the Pakistani army and its collaborators. This history of mass killings continues to influence the political dynamics in Bangladesh today, which are becoming increasingly polarized between the two main political parties.

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The Plight of the Rohingya

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled from Burma to Bangladesh since August 2017, where they live in overcrowded camps.