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The People's Republic of Bangladesh is a South Asian country bordering India, Myanmar and the Bay of Bengal. Together with the West Bengal state of India, it comprises the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" but the origin of the word Bangla (Bengal) is obscure. The borders of Bangladesh were demarcated during the partition of British India in 1947 when it became the eastern wing of Pakistan, separated by 1000 miles. Despite their common religion, the ethnic and linguistic gulf between east and west was compounded by the ruling west's neglect and persecution. This resulted in the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, after a bloody war supported by India. In its 35 years of independence marked by political turmoil and corruption, Bangladesh has had 13 different heads of government, two of them assassinated, and at least four coups. The last two political transitions were lawful, but growing Islamist terrorism is undermining this new stability.

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