The combination of working back to earlier periods of history and broadening the connections of nations can easily get overwhelming, as I connect to periods that don’t have much content yet. If I sharpen my focus to events of the past week or two, India and Pakistan have been emerging. For India, the size and complexity suggests that I ought to consider divisions, but I still need to do more work in communities before I can expand these. For Pakistan, I note that reports of war in Northwest Pakistan have been ongoing for some time. I have not give much attention to its causes and progress, but I may need to.

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