The History of Myanmar’s Political and Social Unrest

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Over the past few days, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar amid fears of ethnic cleansing.

The second mass exodus in less than a year has brought the South-East Asian region back into the international spotlight, after reports of nearly 400 civilian deaths, and more than 73-thousand refugees attempting to enter neighbouring Bangladesh.

A history of cultural and religious differences, as well as colonial immigration patterns, are crucial factors contributing to the current state of the country.

 

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