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Hope this is useful. I found Some background information on Burmese civil war and the Ethnic Armed Organisations fighting against Tatmadaw.Thank you for your insight! I am amazed every time I enter this thread by the intensity of the conflict and the casualty numbers. My Twitter is absolutely silent about the whole situation. Now I am more interested into this conflict and would like to learn more about it.
Woah! That's more complicated than I was thinking. Thanks!Hope this is useful. I found Some background information on Burmese civil war and the Ethnic Armed Organisations fighting against Tatmadaw.
Part 2 Arakan Army
Part 3 Karen
Part 4 Kachin
Who is supplying MANPADs to Arakan Army ?
There are many more ethnic groups with their own armies, among them Wa State is the best equipped with SAMs , artillery etc plus they use Chinese currency too.
Woah! That's more complicated than I was thinking. Thanks!
Shan area has always been a buffer zone historically along with neighbouring Yunnan (between Burma and China proper). I believe @Saithan has visited Yunnan.
IIRC, Invasions of Burma by China (to help allied-Thailand out in a number of instances when it was in turn being invaded by Burma) generally proceeded through passes in the Shan (Keng-Tung, Lashio are the big 2). Lashio is now more famous due to the burma (supply) road during WW2.
Hence why ethnically, lot of kin to Han people are settled there in Shan, especially in the border zones....and you have their militias representing them and being the defacto govt there.... given paucity of trust in central Bamar authority (and generally any other burmese groups in general).
BTW, (Qing) Chinese could not make any real headway into Burmese heartland and lot of armies were totally obliterated in burmese counter-offensives...given the narrow-pass terrain. This is similar to the majority of IndoChina in general (except for arguably the large flat Thai plain) as it suits defender+chokepoint+garrison strategy immensely and punishes extended and tenuous logistics chains commensurately. Somewhat in contrast to the large open swathes Chinese+Mongol armies were used to in their homelands with the strategies developed there.
But one can say Burma is no stranger to war and its continuing legacy to this day.
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