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What is the difference between Myanmar and Burma?

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

N. Jarah
N. Jarah

Answered Jul 01, 2020

Myanmar is a small country in South East Asia, and it has a population of 55 million people. Flourishing democracy is experiencing drastic, political, social, and economic changes. At one point, the country was called Burma. The name was officially changed to Myanmar in 1989 and after many years of struggle and strife. Burma in 1948 and turned its name in “the Union of Burma.” After the end of the war, and gaining their independence, the country suffered grave political and social turmoil, as it was attempting to find a new national identity.

Myanmar is a small country in South East Asia, and it has a population of 55 million people.
The official name in the Burmese language had become Myanmar, and it was thought to be a more inclusive and unique name. The military wanted to be rid of all English names and adaptions. They believed that the name Burma was a reminder of the discord and the oppression they had endured, as British colonizers imposed it. They wanted their name to reflect only the new majority.

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M. Delilah

M. Delilah

M. Delilah
M. Delilah

Answered Jul 01, 2020

Myanmar is a little country located in the southeastern part of Asia, and it inhabits about 55 million people. The former name for this country is known as Burma, but in the year 1989, its name was changed into Myanmar. This happened after some years of internal turmoil. The British colonizers gave the name Burma to this country in the year 1886. This colony got its name changed to "the union of Burma" after they got their independence in the year 1948.

Myanmar is a little country located in the southeastern part of Asia, and it inhabits about 55
There was a series of war, social turmoil, and political downgrade during all these processes. In the year 1989, a military junta took over power, where a commission was laid down to appoint a new capital and also a change of name for the country. And that was when the country got Myanmar as the name instead of Burma, and they also changed Rangoon to Yangoon.

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