Myanmar ( Burma ) History

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Burma History __ A general look at the history of Burma. - From Thomas R. Lansner -

Burma History __ "Once known as Burma, Myanmar was an independent Buddhist kingdom from the 11th to the 13th centuries, when the country fell to Mongol invaders."  A brief look at Burma's history.  For a more detailed look, just click "more history." - From -

Burma History __ A brief overview of Burmese history.  If you want more detail, click "more history." - From -

Burma Issues - History of Burma __ "Border clashes with British troops, economic potential and empire expansion lead the British to invade Burma. It took three invasions to control the whole of Burma in 1824, 1852 and 1883."  A good look at Burmese history as well as additional information about the country. - From -


Burma(Myanmar) History __ "Previously known (and often still referred to) as Burma, the area of Myanmar was populated through three waves of migration: by the Hmon people from what is now Cambodia; by Mongol people from the eastern Himalayas; and, finally, by Thais from northern Thailand."  A general look at Myanmar's history along with other information about the country. - From -

Burma.(political history, military rule, forced labor, __ "In 1988, the ruling junta in Burma changed the name of the country to Myanmar, a name not well known outside of Asia. The name change is not accepted by all, especially those opposed to the current regime."  An extended article about the political history of Burma. - From -

Category:History of Burma __ An index of articles related to Burma's history found in Wikipedia - From wikipedia - 


Factfile: Burma's history of repression __ "The military regime that has controlled Burma since the 1960s has been dubbed “one of the most bestial regimes on the planet”."  You can read the full story. - illustrated - From -

History of Burma __ A good look at the country's history. - illustrated - From Canadian Friends of Burma -

History of Burma __ "The History of Myanmar (or Burma) is long and complex. Several races of people have lived in the region, the oldest of which are probably the Mon or the Pyu. In the 9th century the Bamar (Burman) people migrated from the then China-Tibet border region into the valley of the Ayeyarwady,..."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

The History of Burma's Jade Mines __ "The history of Burma's jade mines in the West is a brief one. While hundreds of different reports, articles and even books exist on the famous ruby deposits of Mogok, only a handful of westerners have ever made the journey to northern Burma's remote jade mines and wrote down their findings."  You will find first hand accounts from the 19th century. - illustrated - From -


History of Burma - Myanmar __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of Myanmar, also known as Burma." - From - 

The history of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) __ You will find click-to-read articles and resources about the history of Burma. - From -

Myanmar History __ "The History of Myanmar / Burma - ancient history- according to the ancient chronicles, begins with the founding of Tagaung city in the upper reaches of the Ayeyarwady in about 850 B.C...."   A good overview of Myanmar history with many images and embedded links to additional materials. - illustrated - From -


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