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Burma (Myanmar)

Describes the history and culture of Burma, now called "Myanmar," from earliest settlement through the current era of rule by a military junta. Includes the early Mon kingdoms, the dynasties of classical Burma, British colonization, the Japanese occupation and rise of nationalism, military rule, and uprisings against the junta.

Profile of Burma (Myanmar)
Profile of Burma, Southeast Asia, (also called "Myanmar"), including information about the country's government, population, geography, and economy. Also covers briefly the country's history from the Paleolithic Era to the troubles of the present day.

Biography of Than Shwe
Biography of the current junta leader in Burma (Myanmar), General Than Shwe.

Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi
She has spent most of the last two decades under house arrest, but Burma's democratic opposition leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, refuses to give up or back down.

The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar (Burma)
On August 8, 1988, a pro-democracy protest broke out in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma). Known as the 8888 Uprising, it resulted in thousands of deaths.

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