Friday, September 28, 2007

Just call it Burma

I'm very happy to relearn new names of countries and places as usually the original name is the name given to it by conquerors and the new name is chosen by those who survived and kicked out their oppressors. However in Myanmar/Burma's case that's not so.

Quote from:

In 1989, the military government officially changed the name of the country to Myanmar. (The U.S. State Department does not recognize the name Myanmar or the military regime that represents it.)
More info on the current protests as of this writing can be found at:

So all in all. Just call it Burma.

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