Internal conflict in Myanmar

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Insurgencies have been ongoing in Myanmar since 1948, the year the country, then known as Burma, gained independence from the United Kingdom.[5][6] The conflict has largely been ethnic-based, with several ethnic armed groups fighting Myanmar's armed forces, the Tatmadaw, for self-determination. Despite numerous ceasefires and the creation of autonomous self-administered zones in 2008, many armed groups continue to call for independence, increased autonomy, or the federalisation of the country. The conflict is the world's longest ongoing civil war, having spanned more than seven decades.[7][8][9]

Internal conflict in Myanmar
Date2 April 1948 (1948-04-02) – present
(75 years, 5 months and 4 weeks)
Myanmar (Burma)



Flag_of_Myanmar.svg State Administration Council


Flag_of_Myanmar.svg National Unity Government

Units involved
Full list Full list
406,000[2] Total number of fighters unknown[lower-alpha 5]
Casualties and losses
170,000+ killed[lower-alpha 6]
600,000–1,000,000 internally displaced