pauperdom


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pauperdom

(ˈpɔːpədəm)
n
the state of being a person who is extremely poor
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Likewise, if the Nixon administration had used its economic leverage on Pakistan in late April and early May of 1971 to warn the Pakistan regime that it would be soon on the brink of pauperdom, Pakistan might have negotiated with Bangladeshi national leader Mujib (Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) (1920-75); had the Soviet Union not switched its stance in late October 1971, India would not likely have intervened and helped Bangladesh emerge; and finally, if Bhutto had not rejected Poland's UN Security Council resolution to place East Pakistan in the hands of elected leaders it would certainly have passed, and Indian forces would have had to stop short in Dhaka, checking Bangladeshi independence in the eleventh hour (266-67).
In the late 1830s they'd made the classic 19th century trek, joining the flood of economic migrants from the rural pauperdom of Carmarthen to the pits and furnaces of Merthyr, the industrial centre of Wales.