Burma attains independence from UK

On January 4, 1948, Burma became independent of the United Kingdom for the first time since 1885. Fourteen years later, in 1962, a military junta seized power and changed the country's name to Myanmar. The nation has been under military rule ever since.



Read the Burma Independence Documents, including the independence treaty between the U.K. and Burma, from the Burma Peace Foundation Archives.


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