Burma: Stupa and State (20 images)

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When Burma moved from its place in corner of the British empire to full state-independence in 1948, the country was widely considered one of the most 'promising' young nations in South East Asia. Geographically and socially diverse and rich in natural resources, Burma seemed a likely candidate for success in the era of the nation-state.

In 1962, a group of Military generals took control of the country, and in the ensuing forty five years the country has been driven by this junta...
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