Myanmar Naingngandaw (Union of Myanmar)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. A treaty establishing Burma’s independence from the UK was signed in London on 17 Oct. 1947. For the history of Burma’s connexion with Great Britain see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1950, p. 836. The Union of Burma came formally into existence on 4 Jan. 1948 and became the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma in 1974. On 18 Sept. 1988, the Armed Forces, under Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Saw Maung, seized power and set up a State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), with Gen. Saw Maung


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Further Reading

  1. Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Planning and Finance. Review of the Financial, Economic and Social Conditions for 1992–93. 1992Google Scholar
  2. Herbert, P., Burma [bibliography]. Santa Barbara and Oxford, 1991Google Scholar
  3. Lintner, B., Outrage: Burma’s Struggle for Democracy. 2nd ed. London, 1990Google Scholar
  4. O’Brien, H., Forgotten Land: a Rediscovery of Burma. London, 1991Google Scholar
  5. Smith, M., Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnicity. London, 1991Google Scholar
  6. Suu Kyi, Aung San, Freedom from Fear and Other Writings. London, 1991Google Scholar
  7. Taylor, R. H., The State in Burma. London, 1988Google Scholar

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