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Burma has been renamed Union of Myanmar or Myanmar by the country's government. Great Britain captured Burma in 1824 and annihilated it into its Indian Empire towards the end of the nineteenth century. Situated in South East Asia between Bangladesh and Thailand, Burma achieved full British sovereignty in 1948.
In the aftermath of a phase of stabilization under a pro-democracy parliament, unconstitutional disagreements and continuing divisions between factions of politics and ethnics helped to weaken the government's position of clout. In 1962, a putsch of the state led to the abolition of the country's own parliament and the establishment of a army regime with socialistic outcomes. Burma has been under army control ever since.
While Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won a landslide win in the 1990 election, she was never to take over, and Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been held under home detention for most of the last decennie.
The 2010 election should restore Burma to a good position in the world population, although Burma's track records on this front remain uneven. Myanmar has rich soils and important off-shore reserves of hydrocarbons and natural gases. Long lasting mis-management of the economies under armed forces, however, has hindered them from evolving in line with their full complement.
It is suffering from omnipresent state control, ineffective macroeconomic policy and rampant pauperism. Editorial note: Aung San Suu Kyi, b. 1945, was the daugther of Burmese independent leader General Aung San, who was murdered in 1947. During the 1980', when she came back to Burma (also known as Myanmar), she became involved in riots against the then reigning Ne Win dictators.
Suu Kyi was placed under home detention in 1989, when the country's army june proclaimed warfare. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy nevertheless won a landmark election in 1990. It was never to take over and the Burmese Myanmar militia regime declined to transfer the country to civil democrat.
Formerly known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council or SLORC, the governing executive committee of the reigning army jungle in 1997 amended its name to the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Despite ground-breaking election results in 2010, they were blacklisted by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy and denounced by the global fellowship as fraud designed only to strengthen the powers of the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party.
However, the Burmese armed services have continued to insist that the election marks the move from Burma (Myanmar) militarily governed to a civil democratic state. Aung San Suu Kyi, for her part, for most of the last ten years has been under detention for her policy endeavours to urge the powers that be to regain a democratic legitimacy and transparency.
She was not permitted to participate in the 2010 election even after she was arrested. There was a push for changes and reforms in Burma (Myanmar) in 2013, mainly due to the looming commitment with the Obama government in the United States. As a result of this approach to more sensible policy reforms, Aung San Suu Kyi was involved in the policy proces.
Besides re-registering her National League for Democracy as a legitimacy politician, Suu Kyi would run in the 2012 by-elections to MEPs. In early April 2012, Suu Kyi returned to the field of electoral policy and won a chair in the country's government. Aung San Suu Kyi was honored with the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her unwavering commitment to promoting democratic legitimacy and transparency in Burma (Myanmar).