History UsefulNotes / ThatSouthEastAsianCountry

25th Oct '17 10:09:59 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This country is known in English by two names. Firstly, its colonial name, Burma[[note]][[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Why'd you say Burma?" "I panicked."[[/note]]. Secondly, the name the ruling military government has given it in 1989, Myanmar. The renaming is understandable, because "Burma" led to confusion as the country is made up of one large ethnic group called the ''Burmans'' (or Bamar) and a huge number of smaller ones, who are collectively called ''Burmese''; Myanmar is a more neutral term. However sensible the renaming, a ''lot'' of media outlets and governments continue to use "Burma" as a symbolic protest against the military dictatorship that ruled it from 1962 to 2010. Creator/TheBBC now calls it [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563 "Myanmar"]], but note that the very first paragraph also refers to it as Burma. Basically, it's Asia's version of UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK, or the Derry/Londonderry name dispute in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.

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This country is known in English by two names. Firstly, its colonial name, Burma[[note]][[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Burma.[[note]][[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Why'd you say Burma?" "I panicked."[[/note]]. "]][[/note]] Secondly, the name the ruling military government has given it in 1989, Myanmar. The renaming is understandable, because "Burma" led to confusion as the country is made up of one large ethnic group called the ''Burmans'' (or Bamar) and a huge number of smaller ones, who are collectively called ''Burmese''; Myanmar is a more neutral term. However sensible the renaming, a ''lot'' of media outlets and governments continue to use "Burma" as a symbolic protest against the military dictatorship that ruled it from 1962 to 2010. Creator/TheBBC now calls it [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563 "Myanmar"]], but note that the very first paragraph also refers to it as Burma. Basically, it's Asia's version of UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK, or the Derry/Londonderry name dispute in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.
25th Oct '17 10:09:38 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This country is known in English by two names. Firstly, its colonial name, Burma. Secondly, the name the ruling military government has given it in 1989, Myanmar. The renaming is understandable, because "Burma" led to confusion as the country is made up of one large ethnic group called the ''Burmans'' (or Bamar) and a huge number of smaller ones, who are collectively called ''Burmese''; Myanmar is a more neutral term. However sensible the renaming, a ''lot'' of media outlets and governments continue to use "Burma" as a symbolic protest against the military dictatorship that ruled it from 1962 to 2010. Creator/TheBBC now calls it [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563 "Myanmar"]], but note that the very first paragraph also refers to it as Burma. Basically, it's Asia's version of UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK, or the Derry/Londonderry name dispute in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.

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This country is known in English by two names. Firstly, its colonial name, Burma.Burma[[note]][[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Why'd you say Burma?" "I panicked."[[/note]]. Secondly, the name the ruling military government has given it in 1989, Myanmar. The renaming is understandable, because "Burma" led to confusion as the country is made up of one large ethnic group called the ''Burmans'' (or Bamar) and a huge number of smaller ones, who are collectively called ''Burmese''; Myanmar is a more neutral term. However sensible the renaming, a ''lot'' of media outlets and governments continue to use "Burma" as a symbolic protest against the military dictatorship that ruled it from 1962 to 2010. Creator/TheBBC now calls it [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563 "Myanmar"]], but note that the very first paragraph also refers to it as Burma. Basically, it's Asia's version of UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK, or the Derry/Londonderry name dispute in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.
29th Sep '17 7:44:02 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This country is known in English by two names. Firstly, its colonial name, Burma. Secondly, the name the ruling military government has given it in 1989, Myanmar. The renaming is understandable, because "Burma" led to confusion as the country is made up of one large ethnic group called the ''Burmans'' (or Bamar) and a huge number of smaller ones, who are collectively called ''Burmese''; Myanmar is a more neutral term. However sensible the renaming, a ''lot'' of media outlets and governments continue to use "Burma" as a symbolic protest against the military dictatorship that ruled it from 1962 to 2010. Creator/TheBBC now calls it [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563 "Myanmar"]], but note that the very first paragraph also refers to it as Burma. Basically, it's Asia's version of UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK, or the Derry/Londonderry name debate in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.

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This country is known in English by two names. Firstly, its colonial name, Burma. Secondly, the name the ruling military government has given it in 1989, Myanmar. The renaming is understandable, because "Burma" led to confusion as the country is made up of one large ethnic group called the ''Burmans'' (or Bamar) and a huge number of smaller ones, who are collectively called ''Burmese''; Myanmar is a more neutral term. However sensible the renaming, a ''lot'' of media outlets and governments continue to use "Burma" as a symbolic protest against the military dictatorship that ruled it from 1962 to 2010. Creator/TheBBC now calls it [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12990563 "Myanmar"]], but note that the very first paragraph also refers to it as Burma. Basically, it's Asia's version of UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK, or the Derry/Londonderry name debate dispute in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.
25th Aug '17 8:43:57 AM ddyingle
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* In which the sequel of ''Film/HardTarget'', ''Hard Target 2'' takes place, where our [[TheExile protagonist]], Wes Baylor, a [[MyGreatestFailure guilt-ridden]] [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA fighter]] was tricked into becoming the hunted.

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* In which the sequel of ''Film/HardTarget'', ''Hard Target 2'' takes place, where our [[TheExile protagonist]], Wes Baylor, a [[MyGreatestFailure guilt-ridden]] [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA fighter]] was tricked into [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame becoming the hunted.prey of an illegal human hunting trip]] across the jungle of Myanmar.
25th Aug '17 8:29:32 AM ddyingle
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* In which the sequel of ''Film/HardTarget'', ''Hard Target 2'' takes place, where our [[TheExile protagonist]], Wes Baylor, a [[MyGreatestFailure guilt-ridden]] [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA fighter]] was tricked into becoming the hunted.
22nd Jul '17 8:55:52 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road To Mandalay]]'', of course. And the same poem by Kipling, naturally.

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* ''[[Film/RoadTo "The Road To Mandalay]]'', of course. And the same to Mandalay", poem by Kipling, naturally.Creator/RudyardKipling.
19th Feb '17 2:38:25 AM Juicehead_Baby
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Can go suck [[BlackIsBetterInBed its namesake]]\\

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Can go suck [[BlackIsBetterInBed its namesake]]\\namesake
19th Feb '17 2:37:18 AM Juicehead_Baby
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->Quit calling us Burma\\
You colonialist snakes\\
The BBC\\
Can go suck [[BlackIsBetterInBed its namesake]]\\
-->''[[Advertising/BurmaShave Myanmar-Shave]]''
16th Feb '17 6:58:47 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' is about a Japanese BandOfBrothers who are fighting in Burma at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and are imprisoned their afterwards, and their efforts to find one missing man.
16th Feb '17 11:52:38 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' is about a Japanese BandOfBrothers who are fighting in Burma at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and are imprisoned their afterwards, and their efforts to find one missing man.
* ''Film/TheHastyHeart'' is about a group of Allied soldiers in a field hospital at the end of and immediately after the war, one of whom is dying but has been LockedOutOfTheLoop.
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