Topic: Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country with a population of 140 million people.The capitol of Bandgladesh is Dhaka and the area is 144,000 square kilometers. It's slightly smaller than Iowa. The goverment is a Parliamentary Democracy and their currency is taka (BDT). The most common languages spoken are Bangla and English. Bangladesh was created in 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan broke away from its Union with West Pakistan. Bangladesh is a an extremely poverity stricken counrty and a thrid of the country floods during the monsoon season. Bangladesh's climate is tropical in winter (mild winter); hot and humid in Summer. Mainly the weather outside is hot and humid. Ocasionaly they're monsoons.
This is the Bangladesh flag:
Bangladesh had a 580km coastline. Part of the coastline is connected to the Ganges river. Also know as the "Padma". With this connection to the Ganges river, Bangladesh has access to crops,goods, and other trades. Corn is a major crop that is grown in Bangladesh. Other countries get corn from Bangladesh while Bangladesh get other crops.

Although, the United States relationship with Bangladesh was initially troubled because of strong U.S. ties with Pakistan, U.S.- Bangladesh friendship and support developed quickly following Bangladesh's independence in 1971. US- Bangladesh bonds were especially boosted in March 2000, when President Clinton visited Bangladesh. Since 1986, the United States trade balance with Bangladesh has been nagative, due to largely growing imports of ready-made garments, Jute Carpet Backing is a major U.S. import from Bangladesh. Total imports from Bangladesh were about $2.7 million. The United States has provided more than 5.5 billion in food and development assistance to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has beome a valuable United States ally in global efforts to defeat terrorism.The Government of Bangladesh has begun to address problems of money laundering and weak border patrols to ensure that Bangladesh has not become a terrorist safe-haven.

Note: To whoever who edited this page and added the flag. Madi or Sarah, you got a alot acomplished on this page! I edited the paragraph, I just rephrased one sentece because it didn't exactly make sence. That's all, thanks! -Paige

Replying to Note: I think that was Madi, I just added a little about United States and Bangladesh relationship stuff... Feel free to fix or delete anything of mine that is unneccessary (Mine is the paragraph on bottom). Anyways, Nice Job so far ^^ -Sarah

Remember that you will be working together with fellow students from other social studies classes. Your task is to collaborate and create a single summary of your topic which will appear in the space in the wiki above. Based on your group member number you will have a unique subtopic you will be personally addressing. However, YOU are also responsible for making sure all necessary information is included. Remember to follow rule #1: You may proofread and edit the work of your group but you may NOT delete anyone else's work!

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Question for Group Member #1: Describe Bangladesh and completely explain why it is significant.
Question for Group Member #2: Describe Bangladesh and completely explain how it is relevant in the global world today.
Question for Group Member #3: Describe Bangladesh and incorporate a picture or chart along with an appropriate caption.
Question for Group Member #4: Describe Bangladesh and add a relevant primary source quotation.