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History Of Burma

As the new leader drafted a constitution with his party’s ministers in July 1947, the course of Burmese history was dramatically and tragically altered. Aung San and members of his newly formed cabinet were assassinated when an oppposition group with machine guns burst into the room. The man responsible, motivated by political rivalry, was apprehended, tried and executed one year later. A member of Aung San’s cabinet, U Nu, was delegated to fill the position suddenly left vacant by Aung San’s death. Although the nation was shaken by this monumental loss. Burma was finally granted independence on January 4, 1948, at 4:20am – a moment selected most auspicious by an astrologer.

 

 

 

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