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Eastern Burma: Long wars without exhaustion

Ball, Desmond; Farrelly, Nicholas


The persistence of civil war in a country such as Burma has two logical explanations. The first is that the reasons for commencing armed conflict remain, largely, the same as when the conflict began. In Burma, those who took up arms against the government because of its ethnic chauvinism, religious intolerance, harassment or brutality have proven that they can remain motivated through long years of war. Some of the specific reasons for fighting may change, but the initial justifications can, in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't
DOI: /10.4324/9780203104811-15


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