The military coup in Myanmar presents opportunities to Buddhist nationalists

Supporters wave national and military flags in Yangon, Myanmar after the military staged a coup. AP Photo/Thein Zaw The military’s seizure of power in Myanmar and the detention of head of government Aung San Suu Kyi is far from the first time generals in the country have interfered in national politics. Myanmar’s military has held a prominent political position in the country for decades. For almost 50 years – between 1962 and 2011 – the country was under successive military regimes. These regimes displayed an ambivalent attitude to the country’s main religion, Buddhism – Buddhist movements, w…

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