Myanmar: The Democracy to the Downfall

Myanmar: The Democracy to the Downfall

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  • The revolution of 1948 against Britain's rule caused people to become extreme patriots to support their new democratic country, Myanmar. 
  • While most of the country practices Theravada Buddhism, other religions exist in Myanmar, including..
  • Christianity  (4%)
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  • and Islam (4%).
  • Because of the minorities in Myanmar, Buddhism was not selected as its national religion.
  • Thus, a conflict between two religious extremist groups emerged in Rakhine.
  • The Organization or Association for the Protection of Race and Religion (MaBaTha)
  • The extremist Buddhists became...
  • The al-Yaqin or the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).
  • An insurgent group of Muslims became...
  • The government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, has condemned both groups, but this often has a contradictory effect. 
  • The government is never there for us. Maybe we should join the rebels.
  • Reasons Not to Join the Extremists
  • After al-Yaqin's August 2017 attack, a major refugee crisis began. Currently, a half of a million people are homeless.
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