Key events in Myanmar’s political history

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Key events in Myanmar’s political history

— March 1962: Gen. Ne Win leads a military coup to oust U Nu as prime minister and initiate half a century of military rule that isolates Myanmar and turns it into one of the poorest countries in the world.

— April 1988: Aung San Suu Kyi returns home from Britain to attend to her ailing mother just as pro-democracy protests erupt against the military junta. Thousands are estimated killed by a military crackdown.

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