Myanmar, a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia, has been under military rule since 1962. Formerly known as Burma, the resource-rich former British colony has spent most of its post-independence history under authoritarian dictatorships. Perhaps its most famous citizen is democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Click on the dates below to find out more.
Sources: Reuters, The Associated Press, BBC, Nobelprize.org, Burma Watch International |