Burma, the State of Myanmar

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Contents
Preface and Acknowledgmentsvii
NOTESxi
  On Names—National. Personal, and Geographicxi
  Geographic Namesxii
  Dramatis Personaexiii
MAPSxvi
  Political Divisions of Burma/Myanmarxvi
  Ethnolinguistic Groups of Burma/Myanmarxvii
STATISTICAL PROFILExix
STATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (SPDC)xxi
GLOSSARYxxiii
INTRODUCTIONXXV
  Notes on Dataxxxiii
CHAPTER 1Setting the Stage: The Crisis of 1988 and Its Origins1
The Coup of September 18, 19881
The Origins of the People’s Revolution3
Ne Win—From Sun King to Cardinal Richelieu?12
The Inherited Economic Miasma15
The Military as Caretakers17
The Military as Socialists19
International Reactions to a Reclusive State25
CHAPTER 2The Social and Political Backdrop to the Crisis: Myanmar’s Modern Heritage32
Unrealized Potential32
Transformational Events and the Military34

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