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Coda

Coda  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0011
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This Coda was written in the summer of 2009. See chapter 9 for a reassessment. The prognosis for early socioeconomic progress in Myanmar is not sanguine, and ... More
The Colonial Era’s Importance in Understanding Burma/Myanmar Today

The Colonial Era’s Importance in Understanding Burma/Myanmar Today  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0005
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The colonial period lasted a relatively short time in its domination of the whole country—only from 1885 to 1948. Its impact, however, has been of far greater significance than one might ... More
The Crises That Are Burma/Myanmar

The Crises That Are Burma/Myanmar  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0003
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This chapter and those that follow, all written before the change in government based on the elections in November 2010, are left intact to encourage the reader to reflect on how the state ... More
The Economy

The Economy  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0009
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Is North Korea economically self-reliant? North Korean leader Kim Il Sung first declared his emphasis on self-reliance in a 1955 speech. Encapsulating self-reliance of all forms ... More
From Mao to Now

From Mao to Now  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.004
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Who was Deng Xiaoping? Deng’s first revolutionary experiences were as a student in France in the 1920s, when he developed a lasting friendship with a fellow radical youth named ... More
The Future

The Future  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0012
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What are the prospects for Korean unification? The near-term prospects for Korean unification are dim, but unification remains a constitutionally derived, foundational idea of the ... More
The Future

The Future  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0006
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Is China bent on world domination? Although Americans perceived the Soviet Union as posing the greatest Cold War-era military challenge, they also periodically feared a “China ... More
Imperial China

Imperial China  

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

in China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know® (3 ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 June 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190659073.003.0002
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What were the main early dynasties? A standard way to break up Chinese history is to start with 221 b.c.e., the year that Qin Shi Huang transformed various small states into ... More
Important Residues from the Precolonial Period

Important Residues from the Precolonial Period  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0004
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The Burmese look with increasing pride on their precolonial history. No group has more assiduously made contemporary use of the record of approximately 1,000 years of Burman hegemony of the ... More
Independence and the Civilian Government (1948–1962): Mixed Heritages

Independence and the Civilian Government (1948–1962): Mixed Heritages  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0006
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The civilian government, which lasted from independence in 1948 until the military coup of 1962 (with a military interregnum in 1958–1960), has variously been resurrected as a positive or ... More
Inter-Korean Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Inter-Korean Relations in the Twenty-First Century  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0008
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What were the inter-Korean summits? North Korean leaders have agreed to meet with all three of South Korea’s progressive presidents but have refused to meet any of its ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0014
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On November 28, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un professed his nuclear deterrent “complete.” After a year of trading colorful barbs with the American president that dangerously raised ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0002
Format: 
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This introduction was written and the first edition published prior to the inauguration of the new government on March 30, 2011. From the inaugural speech of the new president, former ... More
Issues in Myanmar’s Future

Issues in Myanmar’s Future  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0010
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Winston Churchill once characterized Russian policy as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” We might apply the same analogy to Burma/Myanmar’s future for all the diverse ... More
Korea’s Hot War Turns Cold: Korea in the Cold War

Korea’s Hot War Turns Cold: Korea in the Cold War  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0002
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What is the Juche philosophy of self-reliance? In 1955, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung delivered a major speech that introduced the world to the Juche idea. Coming just seven ... More
Korea–Japan Relations

Korea–Japan Relations  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0005
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What is the lasting effect of Japan’s colonization of Korea? Japan’s 1910–1945 colonization of Korea has had lasting social, political, and economic effects on both North and ... More
Korean Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

Korean Leadership in the Twenty-First Century  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0007
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What were the ten years of progressive rule in South Korea? After South Korea’s democratization in the late 1980s, the country continued to be led by conservative presidents until ... More
Korean Society: North and South

Korean Society: North and South  

Patrick McEachern

in North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190937997.003.0010
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What is North Korea’s Songbun social classification system? After the Korean War, North Korea’s founder and leader Kim Il Sung aggressively moved to enhance his personal power at ... More
The Military Coup, the Socialist Period (1962–1988), and the Perpetuation of Military Rule

The Military Coup, the Socialist Period (1962–1988), and the Perpetuation of Military Rule  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0007
Format: 
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The military coup of March 2, 1962, in retrospect, seemed designed to accomplish four goals: ensure that the Union of Burma would not be dismantled through minority secession, free Burma ... More
The Nature of Burmese Politics

The Nature of Burmese Politics  

David I. Steinberg

in Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199981687.003.0009
Format: 
chapter
The generalizations that follow—as difficult to form as they are necessary if we are to gauge and anticipate the country’s prospects—should not be interpreted as either rigid or ... More

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