About Myanmar Country HistoryMore about Myanmar Country History
The first people in Myanmar were documented 11,000 years ago, but the first identified civilization, the Mon, originated around 3,000 BC. The Mon developed a mix of Mon and Hindi cultures and in the ninth A. D. the Mon had come to rule all of South Burma.
Arts and civilization began to reappear in the fourteenth and this is the great era of Burma's lit. Burma began a gold era and became a center of trade and Theravada Buddhism. Although Myanmar became a favourite commercial center that drew foreign interests, it was confronted with internal fierce warfare, which resulted in splits and rebellion and eventually the construction of various empires.
Those empires finally collapsed in 1752 and until 1753, under the beloved Myanmar ruler Alaungpaya, many external powers were driven out of the North. Between 1766-69, Myanmar was able to ward off four different types of China invasion. JANUARY 1824 a Myanmar general, Maha Bandula, headed armed services that successfully conquered Assam - a north-eastern state in India.
As a result, Myanmar came into contact with Britain's interest in India. The United Kingdom began to be concerned about the continuing conquest of Myanmar, and this resulted in three Anglo-Burmese battles between 1824 and 1885, which resulted in Myanmar becoming a provincial state of India in 1886. With an expanding economies, most of the income went to the UK, while the people of Burma saw little of it.
The UK reacted by isolating Myanmar from India in 1937 and granting the nation colonial state. In 1948 Aung San was the key to Myanmar's independency, but was murdered in the same year. General Ne Win headed a take-over of the left-wing military in 1962 to take Myanmar to the socialist state by nationalizing everything.
In May 1989, the regime proclaimed the right of war and pledged to organise an election. Throughout this period, the Burmese authorities renamed the land of Myanmar, as Burma was a permanent memory of colonization in Europe. Aung San Suu Kyi joined the Assembly as a Member of Representation in May 2012.
In spite of an 2010 elections classified as deceptive by the UN and many West African nations, the Myanmar authorities are beginning to introduce new reform towards a free democratic system. The dialogue with other nations has started, and in 2011 Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, came to see us - for the first in fifty years.
Hopefully this has signalled the beginning of the end of Myanmar's solitary confinement. IFC' s origins are rooted in the Myanmar (Burma) area. During the second Anglo-Burmese war of 1852, the British moved steamships from India to the Bengali navy to carry forces on the Irrawaddy.
It was hired by the Brits and occupied by Bengali trucks. The Governor of B.B.Burma in 1864 resolved to privatise the fleet. Burma quickly developed into one of Asia's wealthiest countries. To this end, we have put together an easy-to-navigate section of information on Myanmar.
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