History of Myanmar Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Myanmar?
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What was the former-English language spelling of the city of Yangon?
Rangoon
What country colonized Myanmar?
United Kingdom
What did that country abolish in 1885 after it gained direct rule over Burma?
Monarchy
What Muslim-majority ethnic group of Myanmar has been facing a
displacement crisis since 2017?
Rohingyas
To what country has most of those people been migrating?
Bangladesh
What political leader was under house arrest for 20 years?
Aung San Suu Kyi
What prize did she win in 1991?
Nobel Peace Prize
What is Myanmar's oldest existing political party, co-founded by that leader's father?
Communist Party
What country invaded Myanmar in 1942?
Japan
What was the first kingdom to unify the regions of modern-day Myanmar?
(hint: someone who practiced polytheism)
Pagan Kingdom
What British author joined the Indian Imperial Police in Myanmar in 1922?
George Orwell
Which of the essays of that author is set in Mawlamyine, Myanmar?
Shooting an Elephant
What international body did Myanmar join in 1997?
ASEAN
What city's construction started in 2002, and became nation's capital in 2008?
Naypyidaw
What construction from southwest China to Myanmar was a key supply route to China?
Burma Road
What Burmese diplomat was the UN Secretary General between 1961-1971?
U Thant
What J word refers to a ruling military clique such as the one that ruled
Myanmar from 1988-2011?
Junta
What type of natural disaster killed over 100,000 Burmese people in 2008?
Cyclone
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I forgot to type peace I just typed Nobel prize can you please accept it