Burma (Myanmar)

Submitted by derms on Wed, 19/01/2005 - 8:48am.

In the immortal words of Mr. Peterman (from Sienfeld) - "It may be Myanmar to you, but it'll always be Burma to me.". That's exactly how some countries, including the United States, feel about Burma (or is that Myanmar?). According to wikipedia, in 1989 the ruling millitary government renamed the state from the ""Union of Burma" to the "Union of Myanmar". Opponents of the regime decided not to recognise the name change, which is what leads to the confusion over the name.

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