Territory in southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal, ruled since 1971 by the Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ Bangladesh, lit. "The country of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh), is a country in South Asia. It shares land borders with India and Myanmar (Burma). The country's maritime territory in the Bay of Bengal is roughly equal to the size of its land area. Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port. Bangladesh forms the largest and easternmost part of the Bengal region. Bangladeshis include people from a range of ethnic groups and religions. Bengalis, who speak the official Bengali language, make up 98% of the population. The politically dominant Bengali Muslims make the nation the world's third largest Muslim-majority country. Islam is the official religion of Bangladesh.

Measures of Freedom

Bangladesh | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 49, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
"Bangladesh continued to experience political and social unrest in 2015 as the ruling Awami League (AL) consolidated power, resisted calls for fresh elections, and clamped down on dissent. The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) engaged in street action but found its operations hampered by the harassment of key party officials as well as by mass preventive detentions of party activists."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.81, Rank: 137, Personal Freedom: 5.28, Economic Freedom: 6.35, Democracy Index: 5.47
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.35, Rank: 121

Articles

Sweatshops the "Best Available Alternative"? But Who Decides What Alternatives are Available?, by Kevin Carson, 20 May 2013
Criticises Benjamin Powell's defense of Bangladesh garment sweatshops
"Without 'intellectual property,' those factories in Bangladesh could ignore Nike's trademark and market identical shoes to the local population at a tiny fraction of the price. And without Nike to impose uniform pricing across the industry, they'd have to compete for local workers. It wouldn't matter if Nike decided to 'reduce its footprint' and pull out of Bangladesh. The workers' livelihoods would no longer be held hostage to what Nike did or didn't do."

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