- May 2014
Yes, and that was unsurprising given the extremely heavy economic interdependence that these regions had with each other as a result of Bolshevism. Had this break occurred back in 1918, things would have probably been much smoother since there was probably much less economic interdependence between these regions at that time than there was in 1991.Economic hardship was acute for Russia and other republic after the dissolution of Soviet Union.
It's ironic that West Pakistan is perceived this way considering that it has two of Pakistan's most cosmopolitan cities--specifically Karachi and Lahore.Punjabis dominated army and now even the country was a Punjabi majority. Beside that, East Pakistan shared more sort of reformist mentality while West Pakistan was feudal and hardline Islamists. West Pakistanis saw East Pakistan as culturally Hindus.