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The population of Burma is estimated at 48-50 million, approximately 50% being Burman; the rest is made up of various ethnic nationalities, the largest being the Karen, estimated at 7 million.

During the WW2, while the Burman sided with the occupying Japanese, the Karen fought alongside the British army, and in return for their loyalty hoped to be granted independence after the war, but it never came. The Burmans switched sides and fought the retreating Japanese. This led to...
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