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


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 19 June 1989 the military government changed the official name of the country in English to the Union of Myanmar.


Military Government Nobel Peace Prize Navigable Water Foreign Economic Relation Foreign Exchange Dealing 
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Further Reading

  1. Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Planning and Finance. Review of the Financial, Economic and Social Conditions for 1991–92. 1991Google 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. Silverstein, J., Burma: Military Rule and the Politics of Stagnation. Cornell Univ. Press, 1978.—Burmese Politics: The Dilemma of National Unity. Rutgers Univ. Press, 1980Google Scholar
  6. Smith, M., Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Insurgency. London, 1991Google Scholar
  7. Steinberg, D. I., Burma. Boulder, 1982Google Scholar
  8. Suu Kyi, Aung San, Freedom from Fear and Other Writings. London, 1991Google Scholar
  9. Taylor, R. H., The State in Burma. London, 1988Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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  • Brian Hunter

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