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Burma’s Military – Same Regime, Different Name

BSPP

Burma’s military regime was called the Burmese Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) in 1962 until 1988.

SLORC

In 1988, when the military staged a coup on September 18, they renamed it the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC).

SPDC

In 1997, when the military was allowed into Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), they made a public relations move and changed their name to the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). [an error occurred while processing this directive]