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Burma in Revolt Opium and Insurgency since 1948 by Bertil Lintner

Burma in Revolt Opium and Insurgency since 1948


Burma in Revolt Opium and Insurgency since 1948 by Bertil Lintner

In 1948 Burma was a promising young democracy with a bustling free-market economy and a standard of living that surpassed nearly all of its Asian neighbors. Fifty years later, Burma is one of the poorest nations in the world, with a military dictatorship in Rangoon and 50,000 armed rebels from a myriad of ethnic insurgency groups. In this well-documented and detailed account, journalist Bertil Lintner explains the connection between Burma's booming drug production and its insurgency and counter-insurgency, providing an answer to the question of why Burma has been unable to shake off 35 years of military rule and build a modern, democratic society. This revised and updated edition includes a list of a cronyms, a chronology of events, a who's who of important figures in Burma's insurgency, an annotated list of rebel armies, and biographical sketches of the Thirty Comrades.

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Publication date

1st December 1999


Bertil Lintner

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University of Washington Press


604 pages


General & world history



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