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  1. Jan 20, 2023 · Burma, colonized by Britain in the 19th century and granted independence post-World War II, contains ethnic Burman and scores of other ethnic and religious minority groups that have all resisted external efforts to consolidate control of the country throughout its history, extending to the several minority groups today that possess independent fighting forces and control pockets of territory.

  2. Burma/Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. It’s located at the northeast edge of Southeast Asia and borders Thailand, Laos, China, Tibet, India, and Bangladesh. The country has just recently opened for tourism; the local lifestyles and attractions stay authentic and natural like they supposed to be.

  3. Aug 17, 2018 · Myanmar, (formerly known as "Burma"), underwent significant political reforms in 2011. Its current president is Thein Sein, who was elected the first non-interim civilian president of Myanmar in 49 years. The country's legislature, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, has two houses: the upper 224-seat Amyotha Hluttaw (House of Nationalities) and the lower 440-seat Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives).

  4. Feb 24, 2021 · Myanmar (formerly Burma) occupies an area of 676,578 sq. km in the northwesternmost part of mainland Southeast Asia. The elevation of the country gradually rises from the sea level at the river deltas of the Irrawaddy and Sittang river systems to Mount Kkakabo in the north. The country can be roughly divided into 5 physiographic regions.

  5. The Japanese Fifteenth Army under Lieutenant General Shojiro Iida quickly overran Burma from January – May 1942. The Japanese had also assisted the formation of the Burma Independence Army (BIA), which aided the Japanese during their invasion. The BIA formed a provisional government in some areas of the country in the spring of 1942, but there were differences within the Japanese leadership over the future of Burma.

  6. The history of Myanmar (also known as Burma; Burmese: မြန်မာ့သမိုင်း) covers the period from the time of first-known human settlements 13,000 years ago to the present day. The earliest inhabitants of recorded history were a Tibeto-Burman-speaking people who established the Pyu city-states ranged as far south as Pyay and adopted Theravada Buddhism .

  7. Jan 27, 2023 · For Assistance: U.S. Embassy Rangoon. (+95) (1) 753-6509. Embassy website. ACSRangoon@state.gov. Department of State – Consular Affairs. 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444. Burma Country Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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