Q. 12

Trace the Political developments in Myanmar.

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Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, gained freedom from Colonial rule in 1948 and became a democracy. The following are the political developments that took place in Myanmar since 1948:-• A military coup over threw the democratic government in the year 1962.• In 1990, elections were held for the first time after almost 30 years. • The National League for Democracy, which was led by Aung San Suu Kyi , won the election. • The military leaders of Myanmar did not accept the results of the election. • San Suu Kyi was put under house arrest. • Political activists were jailed for minor offences.• People were oppressed and not given any freedom of expression.• Lakhs of people in Myanmar were driven away from their homes by the military-ruled government. • The people in Myanmar are still struggling for a democratic government in their country.

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