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Are tides turning in Myanmar’s civil war?

Following its independence in the post-World War II period from British colonial rule, Myanmar went under military rule before it could consolidate democracy. For decades, the country has been in turmoil, and the military junta received its legitimacy from the rationale of preventing the “disintegration of the country.” For a brief period, the Western powers were fooled by the “false dawn” of “democratic transition” under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) government.

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Are tides turning in Myanmar’s civil war?

Update Time : 10:39:36 am, Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Following its independence in the post-World War II period from British colonial rule, Myanmar went under military rule before it could consolidate democracy. For decades, the country has been in turmoil, and the military junta received its legitimacy from the rationale of preventing the “disintegration of the country.” For a brief period, the Western powers were fooled by the “false dawn” of “democratic transition” under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) government.