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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

MMR

Website

Burma (Myanmar)

Established

1/4/1948

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

4/23/2011


Junta

State Peace and Development Council

Ayeyarwady

Bago

Chin

Kachin

Kayah

Kayin

Magway

Mandalay

Mon

President

Rakhine

Sagaing

Shan

Tanintharyi

Yangon

Parliament

People's Assembly

Prime Minister

Prime Minister


DESCRIPTION

The Union of Burma Myanmar Burma (Myanmar) is a southeastern Asian country bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand. Slightly smaller than the State of Texas, Burma is governed by a military regime in the capital city of Rangoon (Yangon). Burma is a former British colony which declared its independence from the Crown on January 4, 1948. It later became the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma, headed by a communist government. On January 3, 1974, Burma experimented with democracy with a draft constitution. The constitutional government was toppled by a military committee on September 18, 1988. Military rule continues today. Since 1989, the military authorities in Burma have promoted the name Myanmar as a conventional name for their state; this decision was not approved by any sitting legislature in Burma and the United States Government did not adopt the name, which is a derivative of the Burmese short-form name Myanma Naingngandaw.


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MEDIA

EVENTS

11/7/2010

General Election

Myanmar (Burma) General Election

Posted by Picimpalious

4/1/2012

General Election

Myanmar (Burma) Parliamentary By-Elections

Posted by Picimpalious


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

7/15/2013 3:00 pm

Announcement

Burma to free all political prisoners, says Thein Sein

IndyGeorgia

11/29/2011 10:00 pm

General

Fighting flares in northern Myanmar

ChronoT

5/15/2008 2:00 pm

News

Aid Groups Say Myanmar Food Stolen by Military

ArmyDem

5/10/2008 8:00 am

News

U.N. Suspends Aid Supplies to Myanmar

ArmyDem

5/8/2008 8:00 am

News

A Reclusive Government, Forced to Ask for Help

ArmyDem

5/7/2008 9:00 am

News

Aid for Myanmar Mobilizes, Mixed With Criticism

ArmyDem

5/6/2008 8:00 am

News

Myanmar Death Toll Reported At Nearly 4,000

ArmyDem

10/10/2007 11:00 am

News

India 'close to Burma port deal'

Guy

10/6/2007 11:45 pm

Analysis

Crackdown may haunt junta

Guy

10/1/2007 4:55 pm

News

Burmese monks 'to be sent away'

Patrick

9/28/2007 12:00 pm

News

UK fears Burma toll 'far higher'

L'illusionniste

6/29/2006 11:00 am

General

The Longest War

Nothing wrong, just gone


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