Europe and India
Regarding the 'independence' of India and Pakistan, I have to mention that 'undivided' India or Bharat was always independent and had outstanding economic, academic and cultural excellence until the 'British traders' arrived. After the British finished 'trading and ruling' the foundation was laid not for 2 but 3 countries: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Unfortunately, B'desh became the youngest child abandoned at birth by a large family although once Bengal was one of the richest regions on earth. Today the European colonialists, once racing to grab the Indian resources, are united under 'EU'. But there is also a mighty shine fiercely emerging from the united South Asian platform under 'Saarc'.