The Muslim League was originally called the All India Muslim League. Founded in 1906, and by 1913 was calling for self-government for India. For several decades it promoted Hindu-Muslim unity and independence for India, but in 1940, fear of Hindu domination caused the League to call for a separate nation for India's Muslims. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, it became known as the All Pakistan Muslim League and became it's dominant political party. Eventually it’s power began to lessen and by the 1970s vanished entirely.