Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, held a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a half-century of military rule. It is considered to be the country’s first free election in 25 years.
History and governance of Myanmar
Its history reads of Pagan kingdoms and Asian dynasties and empires, and in the 19th century it became a British colony after three Anglo-Burmese wars. It became an independent nation in 1948, initially as a democratic nation, and then, following a coup d‘État in 1962, a military dictatorship took over. Here are some facts about the secluded country:
Location and info
Minorities and human rights
Aung San Suu Kyi