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  • Paukkongyi, Bago Region, Myanmar
    Thursday Apr 1, 1948

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The first shots of the conflict in Paukkongyi

    Paukkongyi, Bago Region, Myanmar
    Thursday Apr 1, 1948

    On 2 April 1948, the CPB (the Communist Party of Burma) fired the first shots of the conflict in Paukkongyi, Pegu Region (present-day Bago Region).




  • Colombia
    Friday Apr 9, 1948

    Colombian conflict

    La Violencia

    Colombia
    Friday Apr 9, 1948

    In 1948 the assassination of populist Jorge Eliécer Gaitán radically stirred up the armed conflict. It led to the Bogotazo, an urban riot killing more than 4,000 people, and subsequently to ten years of sustained rural warfare between members of Colombian Liberal Party and the Colombian Conservative Party, a period known as La Violencia ("The Violence"), which took the lives of more than 200,000 people throughout the countryside.




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