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The Politics of Burma


The Politics of Burma
Political Pressure
The Influence of Religion
The Fight for Democracy
The Future?

The current political climate within Burma is tense. The country is governed by a military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Military regimes have effectively run the country under one guise or another since 1962. The country was formerly a self-isolated socialist state, with few allies; today it has a failing market economy with the changed name of ‘The Union of Myanmar’, and has become increasingly dependent on its close  neighbours, notably China, India and Thailand.

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