Union of Burma
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Union of Burma came formally into existence on 4 January, 1948. On this day, Sir Hubert Ranee, the last British Governor, handed over authority to Sao Shwe Thaik, the first President of the Burmese Republic; the Cabinet took the oath of office, and Parliament ratified the treaty with Great Britain providing for the independence of Burma as a country not within His Britannic Majesty’s dominions and not entitled to His Britannic Majesty’s protection. This treaty was signed in London on 17 October, 1947, and enacted by the British Parliament on 10 December, 1947.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1949

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