A Summary Of The First Anglo-Burmese War

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This war was known as the First Anglo-Burmese war, ending in the February of 1826 with the signing of the Treaty of Yandabo. Burma relinquished the region of Arakan (now known as the Rakhine State). A second war between British and Burmese people was fought in 1852, and again Britain won, this time claiming the lower part of Burma. By the third of the Anglo-Burmese wars, Burma became a province of British India. In 1937, it was separated from India by the British and turned into a crown colony. Five years later, Burma would be invaded by Japan, which occupied the region with the assistance of the Burma Independence Army. Japan would later be resisted by this same group after it converted into the Anti-Fascist People 's Freedom League. In 1945, Aung San of Burma led…show more content…
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