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Most obviously, British Burma (which included the Shan states) was part of the Indian empire. British Burma—a term which had been first used for the provinces that Britain had acquired during the first two Anglo-Burmese Wars—actually combined Lower Burma and Upper Burma. Lower Burma became the term for what had once been ‘British Burma’ (which included the Mon state, Arakan, Tenasserim, the Irrawaddy delta and Pegu) while Upper Burma came to signify the recently conquered Konbaung entity. However, increasingly as the 19th century came to a close British sources referred to ‘Burma’.
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