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Studies of the Independence and Parliamentary periods

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: Pre-independence period (Burmese)
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Wikipedia (Burmese)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 December 2013

Title: Selective Works On Myanmar History, Culture, Archaeology And Literature After Independence
Description/subject: Links to several hundred documents in English and Burmese
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: University of Washington
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2014

Individual Documents

Title: Arming Nonalignment: Yugoslavia’s Relations with Burma and the Cold War in Asia (1950-1955)
Date of publication: April 2010
Description/subject: (New Evidence from Yugoslav, Chinese, Indian, and U.S. Archives)..."...This paper will show the events surrounding the initiation of Yugoslavia’s arms shipments to Burma in the early 1950s and how these actions shifted the power equation inside the Burmese society and in its immediate neighborhood. Using recently declassified documents from the major Yugoslav archives (President Tito’s personal archive, Foreign Ministry Archives of Serbia , the Defense Ministry Archives of Serbia, and the Archive of Yugoslavia, which retains the records of the Yugoslav state and communist party), Chinese archives (Chinese Foreign Ministry Archives), Indian archives (National Archives of India, Ministry of External Affairs), and U.S. archives (National Archives and Records Administration) as well as private collections such as the ones at the National Security Archive, this paper will look at the impact that these arms transfers had on the overall development of the bilateral strategic partnership between Belgrade and Rangoon and how these arrangements between two distant countries were perceived by the government circles in the U.S., China, and India. The paper will argue that Yugoslav-Burmese military cooperation substantially altered some of the strategic plans of the great powers with regards to this region..."
Author/creator: Jovan ÄŒavoÅ¡ki
Language: English
Source/publisher: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Cold War International History Project (Working Paper #61)
Format/size: pdf (1.49MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/WP61_Cavoski_web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 April 2010

Title: The Split Story
Date of publication: 23 March 1959
Description/subject: "The Split Story, an account of the rise and fall of Burma’s strongest national Front, the Anti-Fascist Peoples Freedom League (AFPFL), was originally serialized in the Guardian Daily in January—February 1959; and it was not intended to be printed in a book form. But owing to popular demand by the Guardian readers, who insisted that the serial should be printed in a book form so that this historical account acquires a more permanent nature, the serial has been revised and presented in this book form. The whole work is an objective study of the post-independent political development in Burma, with special emphasis on the AFPFL in the country; and the account is based mainly on records and on personal observations of the writer after interviews on the subject with a number of leaders from both sides of the two political camps after the split in the AFPFL..."
Author/creator: Sein Win
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Guardian" (Rangoon)
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 July 2012