When did Myanmar achieved its independence?

Who did Myanmar gain independence from in 1948?

The Burmese Declaration of Independence (Burmese: လွတ်လပ်ရေးကြေညာစာတမ်း) was officially promulgated on 4 January 1948, as a result of the Burma Independence Act 1947, which brought to an end British rule in Burma (now known as Myanmar). The date is now celebrated as Independence Day, a national gazetted holiday.

Who ruled Myanmar 1948 1962?

Post-independence Burma (1948–1962)

Union of Burma ပြည်ထောင်စု မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌ Pyidaunzu Myăma Nainngandaw
President
• 1948–1952 (first) Sao Shwe Thaik
• 1957–1962 (last) Win Maung
Prime minister

When did Burma become Myanmar and why?

The choice of names stems from the existence of two different names for the country in Burmese, which are used in different contexts. The official English name was changed by the country’s government from the “Union of Burma” to the “Union of Myanmar” in 1989, and still later to the “Republic of the Union of Myanmar”.

Why did the British want Burma?

In the early 1800s, the British government, motivated by profit and security, marched into the Southeast Asian nation of Burma, also known today as Myanmar. A Buddhist country rich in natural resources, Burma was an expansionist power that bordered India, one of Great Britain’s most prized colonies.

Is the father of Burmese independence?

Aung San is the founder of the Myanmar Armed Forces, and is considered the Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar. He was instrumental in Burma’s independence from British rule, but was assassinated just six months before his goal was realized.

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Why did Myanmar separated from India?

The Anglo-Burman and Domiciled European Community of Burma stated that they wanted separation from India so that the country could create an immigration act to “keep out undesirable aliens”. These organisations were more concerned about Chinese migrants arriving in Burma.

How many years Japan colonized Myanmar?

The Japanese invasion of Burma was the opening phase of the Burma campaign in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, which took place over four years from 1942 to 1945.

Japanese invasion of Burma.

Date December 1941 – May 1942
Result Japanese victory Disruption of British rule Start of Burma Campaign