Burma 1800s - Present Day

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    First Anglo-Burmese War

    The First of three wars between the British and the Burmese. The war resulted in the British owning most of northern india.
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    Second Anglo-Burmese War

    The second of three wars between the British and the Burmese. This war was won by the British and resulted in the british annexation of Lower Burma
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    Third Anglo-Burmese War

    The last of the three wars fought between the British and the Burmese, this war resulted in the annexation of Burma under British Rule
  • End of Dynasty

    The ending of the Konbaung Dynasty, the last Burmese Dynasty.
  • Annexation

    The official annexation of Burma, making it a province under British Rule
  • Colonial Education System

    A series of protests happened in the first couple of months in 1920, these were against the Colonial Education System
  • Saya San Rebellion

    The first outburst of the Saya San Rebellion, this rebellion lead to many more and the rebellion did not end until 1932.
  • Second University Student's Strike

    Sometime in Febuary 1936, lead by Aung San and Ko Nu, was the Second University Student's Strike
  • Communist Party of Burma

    In a secret meeting, the Communist Party of Burma was formed by seven men.
  • Japanese Burma

    During the beginning of WWII, Japan invaded Burma in early 1942.
  • U Saw Arrested

    Prime Minister U Saw was arrested by the British under charges of communicating with the Japanese
  • Independant Burma

    After a series of assassinations planned by ex-minister U Saw, U Saw once again took presidency in the new and independant Burma
  • 8888 Uprising

    Nationwide protest against the military dictatorship that ended on September 18 after lots of deaths. Started by students, it spread to whole nation resulting in General Ne Win's resignation
  • Change of name

    The State Law and Restoration Council officially changed "Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma"'s name to "Union of Myanmar".
  • Aung Sun Suu Kyi

    On this day, the General Ellections for power in Burma took place. Despite being under house arrest at the time of the elections, Aung Sun Suu Kyi ended up winning 80% of the seats in parliament. The military refused to recognise the results and kep her under house arrest until 2010.
  • Price Increases

    This day marks the start of nonviolent protests against a 66% price increase on diesel and petrol.
  • Burmese Constitutional Referendum

    During this event, the people of Burma were promised a "discipline-flourishing democracy"
  • Democracy

    On March 30, 2011, the Military Junta/State Peace and Development Council dissolved, converting Burma from militarism to democracy.
  • Child Soldiers

    On this day, news company, Independent, published an article on the on-going matter of children soldiers still being forced to join the supposedly extinct military junta.