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  • Myanmar is back in the headlines because of scenes like these, the country is in turmoil after the military swept away the government, the people voted for and Santucci, the democracy icon, has been removed from power.

  • So how did we get here?

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  • Me and my used to be known as Burma.

  • It was a British colony until 1948 but from 1962 it was largely ruled by a military genter which crushed any opposition.

  • At least 3000 people were killed in the pro democracy movement in 1988.

  • Dozens more were killed in 2007.

  • Saffron Revolution, led by monks.

  • It's an Santucci roast Prominence is one of the strongest voices off peaceful resistance.

  • As a result, she spent years in and out of house arrest.

  • Me and mom, meanwhile, became a pariah state, suffering under international pressure.

  • But in 2010, as the military began loosening its grip on power, an Santucci was finally released.

  • Five years later, her party stormed to victory in the country's first democratic election in decades.

  • But she saw her popularity plunge overseas as she refused to stand up for me and miles Rohingya Muslim minority her supporters said she was just trying to appease the military.

  • After all, behind the scenes, it's still held enormous power at home.

  • She was still loved by the majority Buddhist population.

  • On in 2020 her party won re election by a landslide, almost wiping out the pro military opposition.

  • The army immediately began to alleged voter fraud without offering any proof.

  • Fears grew that the government might be overthrown once again.

  • Yeah, and then on the first of February, the people of Myanmar woke up to a coup unfolding on Santucci.

  • Another civilian leaders had been arrested.

  • MPs have been rounded up and communication blocked.

  • The military announced a year long state of emergency promising new elections.

  • But the people, scared of returning to the dark days of the Gente, refused to be silenced slowly at first on, then coming out onto the streets, they demanded democracy be restored.

  • No one knows how this will end, or even why the military chose to act when it already had so much power.

Myanmar is back in the headlines because of scenes like these, the country is in turmoil after the military swept away the government, the people voted for and Santucci, the democracy icon, has been removed from power.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/13
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