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    Myanmar: A Nation in Crisis

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    Myanmar: A Nation in Crisis The nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is currently under the rule of a ruthless totalitarian regime, guilty of numerous human rights violations and target of intense international criticism. Located in Southeast Asia, on the western border of Thailand and Laos, it has been under military rule since World War II. Burma is mired in socioeconomic crisis stemming from the rule of the military junta, and the citizens are suffering. The environment of Burma is being

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    the People's Republic of China and is located in eastern Asia. To it's north are several countries including Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. It shares borders to the west with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and India. To the south is Bhutan, Myanmar, Veitnam, and Laos. Almost the entire east side of China is bordered by water. There are over 3,400 offshore islands, with Hainan in the South China Sea as being the largest of them all. China is about 3,696,100 square miles large not including the

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    Culture Of India

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    Bhutan (N); and Myanmar (E) and Bangladesh forms an enclave in the NE. Its borders encompass a vast variety of peoples, practicing most of the world's major religions, speaking scores of different languages, divided into thousands of socially exclusive castes, and combining the physical traits of several major racial groups (Compton's). The modern nation of India (also known by its ancient Hindi name, Bharat) is smaller than the Indian Empire formerly ruled by Britain. Burma (now Myanmar), a mainly Buddhist

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    Bengal Tiger

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    the Sunderbans, the hills of the Indian Peninsula, or the forests of Rajasthan and Northern India. At one time Bengal tigers were scattered throughout Asia. Now they are generally found in India and some regions of Bangledesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar. There is approximately 4,000 alive in the wild now, and about 300 are in captivity in zoos around the world. Bengal tiger’s are one of the largest and most feared cats in the cat family. An adult tiger can weigh any where from 350 to 550 pounds

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    Deforestation and Biodiversity

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    deforestation statistics that confirm these trends. According to their website, 16.5% of the Brazilian Amazon forests have been destroyed. They also note similar magnitudes of deforestation in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), despite the significantly smaller total area of forest within these countries. These grim figures are somewhat tempered by the NASA finding that, over the past ten years, the deforestation rate has declined from 6,200 square

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    Sweatshops

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    "smallpox, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, and diphtheria" (Holland 61). "A sweatshop factory brings visions of dangerous, filthy, and cramped conditions"(Wolcott). Many of these sweatshops do not pay their workers the right amount. "In Bangladesh and Myanmar, they pay ten to eighteen cents; in China, Pakistan, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia they pay twenty to sixty-eight cents per hour" (Mandle 93). Why do owners pay their workers so little? The wages they give these workers should be different

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    The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma (the rest of this paper will continue to refer to it as Myanmar unless using a direct quote), is a country nestled in Southeast Asia. It has had a relatively short independent life, formerly under British rule. Since its independence, Myanmar has spent much of its life under military rule. The leaders willingly cutting itself off from the Western world, it spent years at the receiving end of sanctions from the European Union and the United

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    A. Government Myanmar who refers itself as “The Union of Myanmar” is a symbolic representation of not just the head of state of the country but the whole nation itself. The country is now divided into seven regions (Sagaing Region, Taninthayi Region, Bago Region, Magway Region, Mandalay Region, Yangon Region and Ayeyawady Region) that is inhabited by Burmans, seven states (Kachin State, Kayah State, Kayin State, Chin State, Mon State, Rakhine State and the Shat State) occupied by the ethnic minority

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    Myanmar Essay

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    Myanmar (Burma) Juan Estrada 1-16-14 Introduction Myanmar is a country in eastern Asia that has a much to tell about. Myanmar is sadly a poor country, but has very interesting things people would want to know about. They have an interesting culture, history, and government. Let’s take a look at what Myanmar has to offer. Economics There are many things Myanmar makes money from. Since Myanmar is a flat land country they make the most money by farming. They make money by selling Rubber, sugar cane

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    Myanmar Refugee Essay

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    life of a Myanmar refugee, from their home to an unknown destination, makes the exodus a crisis rather than an emigration problem. The seemingly never ending cycle of displacement, travel, unintended end point, and deportation back to the home of origin has the people locked into the status of refugee (Parnini, 73). Each milestone of transit incurs new horrors that force hard choices to be made to move towards the next threat. This paper examines the hazards and dehumanization that Myanmar refugees

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