Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fact of the Day: Burmese Democracy

In the Asian country of Burma (also known as Myanmar), the country had been ruled by a military dictatorship known as the junta since a coup in 1962. It seemed that the military junta gave in to democracy in 1990 by giving other parties the chance to have power. A woman named Aung San Suu Kyi led a pro-democracy party to win a super-majority in that election. The military-junta ignored the results, so instead of becoming Prime Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi was eventually put under house arrest until 2010. 

7 comments:

Kay said...

I have always admired her courage and perseverance. I wish we had more leaders and mentors like her.

Margaret D said...

Was aware of all of this. But good to read it again.

Huggybear said...

Events in this country are SLOWLY improving.
An improvement is far better than a backward step.
Colin

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Pat Hatt said...

Win and get house arrest, quite the prize

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Had no idea!

stephen Hayes said...

From what I've read, she's a courageous and admirable woman who cares deeply about her country.