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An Analysis of the Fall of the BSPP Government
- The research examines the various reasons behind the fall of the BSPP Government in Myanmar in 1988. It used the qualitative research method by doing some personal interviews with important BSPP members, and analyzing reports and primary documents published by the BSPP, reports of the BSPP party congresses, and secondary sources in the open literature in both Myanmar and English language. Given the government centric approach, the research effort concentrates on examining and analyzing many restricted documents published by the Government. The paper argues that the inherent weaknesses of socialist economic system and one-man dictatorship and the subsequent economic and political catastrophe in the whole country, added by the two demonetizations in 1985 and 1987 as the immediate causes, led to the uprisings of the people who suffered from economic difficulties and had political discontents. At the end, these brought down the BSPP Government and its vanguard party.
Mi Mi Gyi
- Mandalay University Research Journal