Aung San Suu Kyi Research Paper

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Burma is a nation that has overcome many challenges in order to become the democratic country it is today. But like all nations in the world, Burma has its own history to the development of the country. Burma’s colonization and decolonization began the process for its governmental development. Despite establishing a government, Burma’s decolonization plagued the country with political instability which created long-lasting problems that created a military regime. As time went on, political changes were demanded by Burmese citizens and pro-democracy advocates. The most prominent advocate is Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of Burma’s independence hero, General Aung San. Aung San Suu Kyi devoted all her efforts to democratic reforms as well as for advocating human rights. Although successful, her fight for Burma’s democracy was not an easy one. Today, Burma is freed from the military junta, although the military continues to have a powerful influence on …show more content…
Suu Kyi was the daughter of Burma’s independence hero, General Aung San. Suu Kyi immersed herself in politics by studying the topic abroad in Oxford, Britain. In 1969, Suu Kyi received her Bachelors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. During her time in Britain, she married Michael Aris, a British . Her marriage will later affect her role in Burma’s democratic reforms. In 1988, Suu Kyi returned to Burma to care for her dying mother. Coincidentally, many pro-democracy protests were occurring the same year. Suu Kyi partook in the movement and voiced her political opinion against the military regime. Her efforts for democracy created the National League of Democracy (NLD). The NLD is a political party that continues to advocate for democratic reforms for the country today. In 1989, she placed under house arrest arbitrarily along with other pro-democracy advocates and political allies. The military junta arrested these people due to their political

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