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Burma by Balbir B. Bhasin

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Chapter 1

Background: Understanding Myanmar

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Map of Myanmar in Southeast Asia

Source: Adapted from Wikipedia (2013a). Retrieved January 12, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Location_Burma_%28Myanmar%29_ASEAN.svg

Overview: Sleepy Burma Awakens

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a resource rich country. Myan means swift and ma means strong. It has remained closed to the outside world and consequently poor for over 60 years since independence from British colonial rule in 1948. With a population of over 55 million, it is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. Burma is located at the geographic crossroads of India, China, ...

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