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The Burman Military: Holding the Country Together?
On March 2, 1962, the Burma Army under General Ne Win staged a coup. The principal reason given for this act was that the Union was endangered, hence forcing the military to act in order to "keep the country together". The implication was that the Federal Movement, or the move to amend the 1948 Constitution by the Shan (and ...
Burma's Military and the Construction of a Despotic Order: A Master's Thesis Proposal and Outline
Burma has been neglected by the outside world for quite some time, and as a result, the awareness and knowledge of its political system and politics is scanty, and worse, out-dated and marred by stereotyped images. For example, there still persists in writings on Burma, in academic journals even, the perception of the ...