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Burma: A Nation At The Crossroads - Revised Edition (Paperback)
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Burma: A Nation At The Crossroads - Revised Edition (Paperback)

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UPDATED For more than 50 years, Burma has been ruled by a succession of military regimes which rank among the most oppressive dictatorships in the world. Accused of crimes against humanity, they have brutally mistreated their people. Yet, in the last few years, the pace of change has been breathtaking. Much is now hoped for. However, Burma is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in Southeast Asia: there are roughly seven major ethnic groups living along its borders. They have a long history of conflict with the government and have been cruelly treated by the current regime. Their future affects the country as a whole, as Benedict Rogers explains. Drawing heavily on his many fact-finding visits both inside Burma and along its frontiers, he gives a unique appraisal of the current ethnic situation and its implications for the nation as a whole. Wide-ranging, expertly researched, and full of brand new accounts of the courage and determination of the Burmese people, Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads explains the country's conflicted history, as well as its contemporary struggle for justice. Burma stands poised for freedom, or for further repression. No one can be sure. This fascinating and accessible book describes what is really happening inside this beautiful, secretive, and potentially prosperous country.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781846044465
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 20 mm
Edition: Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An important introduction to Burma...comprehensive, vivid and powerful" * Archbishop Desmond Tutu *
"Serves as a reminder of how far Burma still has to go before it can even begin to resemble a normal, democratic state" * Literary Review *
"A comprehensive introduction to the problem besetting the numerous ethnic nationalities who have suffered the most under the military heel...a remarkably up-to-date analysis" * New Internationalist *
"Drawing on first-hand experiences and extensive research Benedict Rogers vividly tells the story of the people and their struggles" * Daily Express *

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“Extremely useful”

This is a very thorough review of the present situation of all the people of Burma/Myanmar. It is very informative of the complexity of the ethnic variety of the country and the struggle of these people to establish... More

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