Essay about Burma S Minorities

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Relations, Connectivity, and Settings

Global Relationships: Myanmar wasn’t open to global relations until recently when the U.S. started stepping in. Just as when President Obama started visiting the relationship started improving between the two countries. With the two countries relationship improving its caused access to secure loans, improve financial assistance, and greater development opportunities.

Parties involved are Rohingya Muslims and they present in the western Rakhine state in
Myanmar. The Chin people (have traditional tribal beliefs) present in the Northwestern Chin state. The Kachin people (believe in Christianity) present in northeastern Burma. The Karenni people present eastern Myanmar. The Karen people present south--southeastern Myanmar.

“It is not power that corrupts but fear.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi

Irrawaddy’s Aung Zaw the Donor Stooge, so-called freelance-journalist Francis Wade the paid provocateur, the same old stories of anti-Burmese-Buddhist mercenaries?

“They will never give up till the millions of illegal Bengali-Muslims waiting on the Bangladeshi border will be granted Burmese citizenship and thus allowing them Muslims to swallow us
Buddhists to extinction.”
―Aung Moe

Conflict Causes and Impacts

Ethnic groups respond by either escaping to other countries, protesting/fighting back, forming rebellious groups or militias.

Before British troops pulled out of Myanmar in 1947, they tried to unite Myanmar's by asking them to sign the Panglong
Agreement. Many people negotiated the agreement, including
Aung San, a leader of the Burman ethnic group, and leaders of
Shan, Kachin, and Chin. Soon after this Aung San was assassinated by the Burmese military as it was trying to rule the ethnic states by force. Many of the ethnic groups fought to defend themselves from Burman rule, as they wanted a inclusive democracy. During the run-up of the 2010 elections for the nominally civilian government in power, a proposal was made to have a border guard force. The proposal also called for disarmament, but nearly all of the ethnic groups refused.

Conflict, Responds, Cause and Effect

Responds to the Causes: Many people can go to and see many skirmishes between the Bamar
(majority) and other minority groups. You can also see armed resistances and the Burma military clashing. Many people who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones escape illegally to other near-by bordering countries. A lot of the discriminated, abused people try escaping to those near by countries like Bangladesh,
Thailand, etc...

Type of Conflict: The conflict in Burma is violent with armed resistance groups and many skirmishes between civilians from the majority and minority groups. There were also many battles between the Burmese military and armed resistance groups. The minorities are still abused and discriminated by the Bamar and government today.

Impact Effects: This conflict killed many innocent people, made some near-by bordering countries pick sides, made many people hungry, made many kids (mostly from minority groups) becomes orphans , caused many battles, protests, skirmishes, and violence in the country, and made many people lose hope. We should try to get over there and try to solve the conflict in the best way possible.

The government became a democracy 2 years ago but minorities are still escaping the country. When they become refugees they are safer than living in Burma but they have food shortages and lose loved ones. Many of the refugees learn how to fight and then joined one of the small militias to fight against the Burmese military.

Scale Conflict

Low scale civil war, skirmishes

Drug business causes criminal violence

Groups involved in it have armed guards or mini armies

Warfare affects children- victims of land mines, unexploded ordnance, grenade attacks, and between the national armed forces and non-State armed groups