Question - What did the British do in Burma?

Answered by: Alan Green  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 16-06-2022  |  Views: 1111  |  Total Questions: 14

Thus, after three wars gaining various parts of the country, the British finally occupied all the area of present-day Myanmar, making the territory a Province of British India on 1 January 1886. The British decided to annex all of Upper Burma as a colony and to make the whole country a province of British India. Britain wanted to conquer Burma as a passage into China. Later part, the French colonization of Indochina forced Britain to push it seriously. Burmese were too poorly equipped and they didn't produce much weapons. When the British force unveiled rockets, the Burmese suffered a very high casualties. When Japanese troops invaded Burma at the end of 1941, there were only two incomplete and inadequately trained formations in the country, the 1 Burma Infantry Brigade and 17 Indian Infantry Division. The Japanese quickly pushed the British forces out of Burma, the longest retreat in British military history. Explanation: The strategic position of Burma in the trade routs between India and china came as an advantage to the British since they could now control the trade. Burma had a lot of Indian traders passing through it, due to this fact, there were a lot of goods such as spices benefited. Burma after it gained independence it Singapore later declared independence as a city-state. Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world. It is also a banking center.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Myanmar

The official English name was changed by the country's government from the "Union of Burma" to the "Union of Myanmar" in 1989, and still later to the "Republic of the Union of Myanmar", which since then has been the subject of controversies and mixed incidences of adoption.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7013943.stm

The ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising. Rangoon also became Yangon.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/myanmar-burma/safety

For the vast majority of visitors, travel in Myanmar is safe and should pose no serious problems. Some areas of the country remain off limits due to ongoing civil war and/or landmines. In off-the-beaten-track places, where authorities are less used to seeing foreigners, local officials may ask you what you are up to.

https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/when-burma-was-still-part-of-british-india/

When Burma became Burma and India became India. The British colony of Burma was part of the British run-state in India, the Empire of India, from 1824 to 1937. Burma was separated from the rest of the Indian Empire in 1937, just ten years before India became an independent country, in 1947.

https://everything-everywhere.com/8-facts-about-thailand/

Thailand was never colonized by Europeans. Thailand remains the only country in Southeast Asia not colonized by Europeans. All of its neighbors were controlled by either the British or the French. Burma and Malaysia being British colonies, and Laos and Cambodia being French ones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(Myanmar)

On 4 January 1948 at 4. 20 am, the nation became an independent republic, named the Union of Burma in which the time was chosen for its auspiciousness by an astrologer, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_rule_in_Burma

Military rule in Burma lasted from 1962 to 2011. Myanmar gained its granted independence from British Empire in 1948 under Burmese Independence Army, as a democratic nation. In 2011, the military junta was officially dissolved following a 2010 general election, and a nominally civilian government was installed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93Myanmar_relations

Myanmar is located south of the states of Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. In addition to the long land border, India and Myanmar also share a maritime border along India's Andaman Islands.

https://www.quora.com/Why-was-Myanmar-separated-from-India

Myanmar was separated from India because it was never a part of India. India did have some cultural influence on Myanmar through Theravada Buddhism and Hinduism, but Myanmar was never under the control of any Indian King or dynasty. So Myanmar gained Independence in 1948 as a separate country.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Myanmar

The Pyu were the earliest inhabitants of Burma of whom records are extant. During this period, Burma was part of an overland trade route from China to India. Trade with India brought Buddhism from South India. By the 4th century, many in the Irrawaddy valley had converted to Buddhism.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/burma

Burma. Republic in Southeast Asia, now officially known as Myanmar, bordered by Bangladesh, India, and the Bay of Bengal to the west; China to the north and northeast; Laos and Thailand to the east; and the Andaman Sea to the south.