Video: How an Arbitrary Border Shaped a Continent

In 1947 a British official drew a line on the map, creating the two countries of India and Pakistan. Since then, that border has become one of the most disputed lines in the entire world, often creating conflict between the two nations in the years that followed. This video shares a bit of that story and examines how the drawing of that line has impacted not only people living in those countries, but the entire region. It is a fascinating look at a slice of history that isn’t always taught in our classrooms, helping to bring a bit more understanding along the way.

Kraig Becker