4 Jan 1948

  • The Union of Burma was declared, with U Nu as its first Prime Minister. Communist groups such as White Flags, Red Flags, and the Revolutionary Burma Army refused to recognize the new state and threatened it with armed conflict. Unlike most other former colonies, Burma declined to become a member of the Commonwealth. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Thakin Nu was made the first Prime Minister of Burma. ww2dbase [U Nu | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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