Is Myanmar CommunistAre Myanmar communists?
In comparison to Laos, Cambodia and all of Vietnam, why did Myanmar never come under Communist rule in the 1970s?
Burma has always been a leaning country in the present democratisation processes, and many members of the governing NLD are more or less wings. Burma became almost a full-fledged communist country before gaining sovereignty. However, what prevented Myanmar from becoming a communist country is the impact of Buddhism. Following the murder of Aung San, the next Fuehrer U Nu is a pious Buddhist and became the main distraction of Myanmar from the communist regime.
Burma's Communist Party rebelled even before the murder of Aung San and tried to impose state theatheism in the countryside they occupy, provoking intense human aversion. More than 90% of the land falls into the communist possessions, but the government's Buddhism-led publicity campaigns worked well and communist aid crumbled even before the government's counter-offensive began.
Although U Nu is a strong adversary of communism in Myanmar, he favored the communist economies and social security states as in the North. However, the military dictatorship came out of the armed forces as a token of backing for the parliamentary group of U Ba Swe (a civilian).
It stabilised some previously sacrosanct circumstances, such as the evacuation of slums, and arrested some of the pals who could cause resentment among the electorate. They gave the armed forces a good name and General Ne Win with so many individual skandals striving for control. In 1960 the armed forces tried to intercede, but folks voted for U Nu again.
From 1958-1960, during the brief years of the putsch, the military committed several horrors in the frontier area, as it came to government uncontrollably by parliaments. They have asked the armed forces and minority groups in the frontier area for a federation with federationally controlled defence under threats of secondession, which was a constitutionally right for them.
There are many minority groups who have declared their willingness to give up their weapons if they are given a federation, and communist insurgents have also given up the masses in these years. However, the military reacted with another putsch for fear of a federation trade unions move as a separationist move, fuelled by the possible juridical accusations against the military commander by the ethical leader and several policy makers for the misconduct of the brief years of the PU.
Openness (especially the Myanmar majority) has no concept of what a federal union will look like for the benefit of the army. Some years later, the citizens began to recognise the value of liberty under the parliamentary administration and long for democracies they did not give a damn about. Since then, Myanmar has been on the social lefthand, but prefers a democratic administration and a free market economy.