Jammu and Kashmir,officially the Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir is a monarchy in south Asia.
The ruling dynasty is of the Jamwal Rajput clan,traditional rulers of the region.They were previously vassals to the larger Sikh Empire but rebelled in support of the British.
For more than hundred years,the nation was under British protection as a princely state of British India.This was until 1947,when the whole of India was emancipated.
The war with Pakistan soon began.At this time,Jammu and Kashmir received one of its greatest leaders-General Sheikh Abdullah.Abdullah was previously in jail,but was released at the start of the war,and spread his influence.He became general in 1948,then leader of the National Conference in 1950,and eventually Prime Minister in 1952,the same year as Maharaja Hari Singh's abdication.
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