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  • Yenangyaung, Burma
    Saturday Apr 11, 1942
    World War II

    Battle of Yenangyaung

    Yenangyaung, Burma
    Saturday Apr 11, 1942

    The Battle of Yenangyaung was fought in Burma, which took place between 11 and 19 April 1942. The battle of Yenaungyaung was fought in the vicinity of Yenangyaung and its oil fields.




  • Yenangyaung, Burma
    Wednesday Apr 15, 1942
    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Battle of Yenangyaung

    Yenangyaung, Burma
    Wednesday Apr 15, 1942

    In Burma, on April 16, 1942, 7,000 British soldiers were encircled by the Japanese 33rd Division during the Battle of Yenangyaung and rescued by the Chinese 38th Division.




  • Myitkyina, Burma
    Friday Aug 4, 1944
    World War II

    Siege of Myitkyina

    Myitkyina, Burma
    Friday Aug 4, 1944

    Myitkyina airfield and town captured by the Allies.




  • Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 4, 1948
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Independence from the United Kingdom

    Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 4, 1948

    On 4 January 1948, Myanmar gained independence from the United Kingdom. The communists and the ethnic minorities in the country were dissatisfied with the newly formed government, believing that they were being unfairly excluded from governing the country.




  • 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).




  • Shan State, Myanmar
    Tuesday May 20, 1958
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Armed Resistance Movement

    Shan State, Myanmar
    Tuesday May 20, 1958

    During the Tatmadaw's (Myanmar Armed Forces') heavy militarisation of the state in the late 1940s and early 1950s, locals accused them of mistreating, torturing, robbing, raping, unlawfully arresting and massacring villagers. As a result, on 21 May 1958, an armed resistance movement, led by Sao Noi and Saw Yanna, was started in Shan State.




  • Myanmar
    Thursday Mar 1, 1962
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Coup d'état

    Myanmar
    Thursday Mar 1, 1962

    After three successive parliamentary governments governed Myanmar (Burma), the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces), led by General Ne Win, enacted a coup d'état in 1962, which ousted the parliamentary government and replaced it with a military junta.


  • Myanmar
    Sunday Aug 7, 1988
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Students began demonstrating in Rangoon (Yangon)

    Myanmar
    Sunday Aug 7, 1988

    On 8 August 1988, students began demonstrating in Rangoon (Yangon) against General Ne Win's rule and the disastrous Burmese Way to Socialism system.


  • Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2007
    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Saffron Revolution

    Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2007

    In 2007, hundreds of thousands of monks protested against the military junta's rule, and called for free elections, minority rights and the release of political prisoners in an event now known as the Saffron Revolution.


  • Myanmar
    Sunday Apr 27, 2008
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Cyclone Nargis

    Myanmar
    Sunday Apr 27, 2008

    Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Nargis was an extremely destructive and deadly tropical cyclone that caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanmar during early May 2008. The cyclone made landfall in Myanmar on Friday, 2 May 2008, sending a storm surge 40 kilometres up the densely populated Irrawaddy delta, causing catastrophic destruction and at least 138,373 fatalities.


  • Myanmar
    Friday Dec 2, 2011
    Conflict in Myanmar

    SSA-S signed a ceasefire agreement with the Government

    Myanmar
    Friday Dec 2, 2011

    The SSA-S (the Shan State Army - South) maintains bases along the Myanmar–Thailand border, and signed a ceasefire agreement with the government on 2 December 2011.


  • Myanmar (Burma)
    Monday Jan 14, 2013
    HTC

    Bruma smartphone launch

    Myanmar (Burma)
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    On 14 January 2013, HTC launched its smartphones in Burma.


  • Shan State, Myanmar
    Saturday Feb 1, 2014
    Conflict in Myanmar

    One of the largest Shan insurgent groups

    Shan State, Myanmar
    Saturday Feb 1, 2014

    One of the largest Shan insurgent groups in Myanmar is the Shan State Army - South (SSA-S), which has around 6,000 to 8,000 soldiers, and was led by Yawd Serk until his resignation on 2 February 2014.


  • Laiza, Myanmar
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Government forces attacked the Kachin Independence Army's headquarters

    Laiza, Myanmar
    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

    Government forces attacked the Kachin Independence Army's headquarters near the city of Laiza on 19 November 2014, killing at least 22 KIA insurgents, according to the government.


  • Kokang, Myanmar
    Monday Feb 9, 2015
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Government Forces launched a series of Military Operations

    Kokang, Myanmar
    Monday Feb 9, 2015

    Between February and May 2015, government forces launched a series of military operations in Kokang, in northern Shan State, after the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) attempted to retake territory it had lost in 2009.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Oct 15, 2015
    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

    Myanmar
    Thursday Oct 15, 2015

    The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was a landmark agreement signed between the government of Myanmar and eight insurgent groups on 15 October 2015; two other insurgent groups later joined on 13 February 2018.


  • Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Union Peace Conference

    Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

    The Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong was held from 31 August to 4 September 2016 with several different organisations as representatives, in an attempt to mediate between the government and different insurgent groups.


  • Myanmar
    Saturday Oct 8, 2016
    Conflict in Myanmar

    ARSA attacked Burmese border posts along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border

    Myanmar
    Saturday Oct 8, 2016

    Insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked Burmese border posts along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border on 9 October 2016, killing nine border officers.


  • Myanmar
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Unidentified insurgents attacked three Burmese border posts

    Myanmar
    Sunday Oct 9, 2016

    On 9 October 2016, unidentified insurgents attacked three Burmese border posts along Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, starting a new armed conflict in northern Rakhine State. According to government officials in the border town of Maungdaw, the attackers looted several dozen firearms and ammunition from the border posts, and brandished knives and homemade slingshots that fired metal bolts. The attacks left nine border officers and "several insurgents" dead.


  • Myanmar
    Monday Oct 10, 2016
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Four Tatmadaw soldiers were killed on the third day of fighting

    Myanmar
    Monday Oct 10, 2016

    11 October 2016, four Tatmadaw soldiers were killed on the third day of fighting. A newly emerged insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), claimed responsibility a week later.


  • Mong Ko, Myanmar
    Friday Nov 25, 2016
    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Northern Alliance captured the town of Mong Ko

    Mong Ko, Myanmar
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    The insurgents (the Northern Alliance) captured the town of Mong Ko on 25 November 2016 and maintained control of it until they withdrew from the town on 4 December 2016 to avoid civilian casualties from airstrikes by the Myanmar Air Force.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017
    Conflict in Myanmar

    The ARSA launched a second large-scale attack

    Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    On 25 August 2017, the ARSA (the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) launched a second large-scale attack against 24 police posts and the 552nd Light Infantry Battalion army base in northern Rakhine State. A total of 71 people were reportedly killed in the armed clashes.


  • Myanmar
    Friday Aug 25, 2017
    Conflict in Myanmar

    ARSA insurgents launched coordinated attacks

    Myanmar
    Friday Aug 25, 2017

    During the early hours of 25 August 2017, ARSA (The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) insurgents launched coordinated attacks on 24 police posts and the 552nd Light Infantry Battalion army base, killing a dozen people.


  • Kayin State, Myanmar
    Wednesday May 16, 2018
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Temporarily Postpone

    Kayin State, Myanmar
    Wednesday May 16, 2018

    On 17 May 2018, the Tatmadaw agreed to "temporarily postpone" their road project and to withdraw troops from the area.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Around 300 Arakan Army insurgents launched pre-dawn attacks

    Myanmar
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    On 4 January 2019, around 300 Arakan Army insurgents launched pre-dawn attacks on four border police outposts—Kyaung Taung, Nga Myin Taw, Ka Htee La and Kone Myint—in northern Buthidaung Township.


  • Naypyidaw, Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 6, 2019
    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Office of the President of Myanmar held a high-level meeting on national security in the capital

    Naypyidaw, Myanmar
    Sunday Jan 6, 2019

    Following the attacks, the Office of the President of Myanmar held a high-level meeting on national security in the capital Naypyidaw on 7 January 2019, and instructed the Defense Ministry to increase troop deployments in the areas that were attacked and to use aircraft if necessary.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 15, 2019
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Northern Alliance insurgents attacked a military college

    Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 15, 2019

    On 15 August 2019, Northern Alliance insurgents attacked a military college in Nawnghkio Township, killing 15. Further clashes occurred in the following days, with Myanmar's military warning there could be a full-scale war if the Northern Alliance did not halt their attacks.


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