Union of Burma

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Noun1.Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of BengalUnion of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
dacoity, dakoity - robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Rangoon, Yangon - the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
Mandalay - a city in central Myanmar to the north of Rangoon
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Mekong, Mekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
Burmese - a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
dacoit, dakoit - a member of an armed gang of robbers
Myanmar monetary unit - monetary unit in the Union of Burma
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Colombo, July 7 -- After more than half a century few people would recollect what happened on that fateful day of July 7th, 1962, where the embryo of the current illegal 2008 Nargis Current Constitution of Burma was laid, proclaiming that power comes out of the gun and laid the foundations of civil war, with the motto of "the monarch of all I survey," by the Burmese Army(Tatmadaw), I was just a young freshmen, mixing with the senor students demonstrating within the Rangoon University compound, when there was a burst of gun fire and the entire history of the Union of Burma was changed forever.
The military has since early 1960's shifted its policy of the official embrace of Rohingyas as an ethnic community of the Union of Burma to a radical strategic perspective according to which a sizeable pocket of Muslims in a single geographic pocket next to a populous Muslim region of the then Pakistan was a threat to Burma's national security.
British officers promised them an independent nation; instead, Karen territory was formalised into one of the seven ethnic states included in the Union of Burma. In 1949, Karen forces began an armed rebellion against Burmese rule that became one of the longest lasting civil wars in recorded history.
Ambassador to the Union of Burma. Most recently, he served as principal deputy assistant secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP).
25, the author claims that in response to the Burmese government's rejection of Kachin's desire to secede from the Union of Burma, a group of World War II veterans established the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in February 1961 near Lashio.
The constitution of Myanmar provides indigenous status to all people permanently residing in Arakan or in the Union of Burma before 1825.
The second Panglong Conference was held in February 1947, at which Aung San (father of Aung San Suu Kyi) met with representatives of the Chin, Kachin, and Shan and signed the Panglong Agreement, which gave autonomy to the frontier states as part of a larger Union of Burma. The Panglong Agreement is seen as critical to the establishment of an independent and unified Burma in 1948.
Meanwhile, Obama announced today his intent to nominate Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell as Ambassador to the Union of Burma in 22 years, since 1990.
Asimismo, el texto constitucional garantizaba el derecho a la propiedad privada y a la iniciativa privada en la esfera economica pero al mismo tiempo aseguraba el Estado de Bienestar, una cierta planificacion de la economia por el Estado y los derechos de los trabajadores y campesinos (Union of Burma Government 1958).
The Union of Burma is ruled by a military body called the "State Peace and Development Council" (SPDC).

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