Burma: insurgency and the politics of ethnicity
Burma remains a land in deep crisis. The popular uprising of 1988 swept away 26 years of military rule under General Ne Win in name only. The National League for Democracy of Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the 1990 election. But, as this book relates, the military remained in control and the future of Burma looks more problematic than ever. With unparalleled command of largely inaccessible Burmese sources and interviews with many of the leading participants, Martin Smith charts the rise of modern political parties and unravels the complexities of the long-running insurgencies waged by opposition groups, including the Communist Party of Burma, the Karen National Union and a host of other ethnic nationalist movements.
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Review: Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of EthnicityUser Review - Carlos - Goodreads
Most probably, the best book about an extremely complex issue. This encyclopedic book, fruit of decades of research in and outside Burmna and hundreds of interviews with the key persons involved, is ... Read full review
Review: Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of EthnicityUser Review - Goodreads
Profoundly detailed and brilliantly researched -- necessary reading for any serious Burma-watcher. But tough going for the casual reader.
A Historic and Ethnic Background
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