|LOL. Burma has been a black hole for most people, me included. We associate it with arms trading with N. Korea, large-scale opium production, sex-slave trafficking, and terrible human rights abuses. It would take a novel to put all that in context, but suffice to say it's a rare example of bi-partisan support with the goal of putting the country on a path to true lasting democracy, which appears to be happening at a breathtaking pace. |
On the positive side, Myanmar is an unspoiled country with gorgeous beaches, friendly people, and abundant natural resources, strategically located between China and India with seaports pointing to Europe. It's a far cry from what anyone would dare expect given the dearth of information emanating from the country over the years due to sanctions and a tight control of the press, both of which are easing dramatically. It's also already projected to be the world's #1 most popular trendy vacation spot as well as the fastest growing country in the world over the next 20 years. Think S. Korea when the military ceded control to the people.
For a better explanation of the above, check out: worldaffairsjournal.org
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