Internal conflict in Myanmar
|Internal conflict in Myanmar|
| Republic of the Union of Myanmar (since 2011)
Military governments (1962–2011)
KNU (since 1949)
UWSP (since 1988)
KIO (since 1961)
|Commanders and leaders|
|Thein Sein (since 2011)|| Naw Zipporah Sein
|Casualties and losses|
|210,000 killed in total (2006)
600,000-1,000,000 displaced (2002)
The internal conflict in Myanmar (also known as Burma) is one of the world's longest civil wars, and began shortly after it became independent from the United Kingdom in 1948. The Government of Myanmar has fought different rebel forces from various ethnic minority groups. The cause of the conflict is the government's refusal to give minority groups the amount of political power that they want, and a feeling that minority rights are not respected by the government. Since the beginning of the conflict, hundreds of thousands of civilians in Myanmar have been killed in the wars and millions have become refugees.
In January 2013, British and European politicians called on Myanmar to stop its military offensive in the mostly Christian Kachin State.
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