Burma was once part of the British Empire. More specifically, the UK placed Burma as part of her Indian Empire. The British sought the minerals, and precious gems that Burma had. It won its freedom in 1937.
Asked in Myanmar
What resources did burma had that great Britain wanted?
Burma is a country with rich natural resources. Britain eyed on Burma especially for its teak, timber, ruby, jade, and other gem resources. ...
Why would Great Britain want control of Burma?
Because at that time great britain was a colonial power that saw burma and the far east in general as connected to its main colony, India. In view of David Cameron's visit to Burma and the west in general's 'sucking up' to the military junta my best guess is a share in the abundant natural resources of that gentle country. ...
Why does England need to take control of Burma?
At this time England has no need or desire to take control of Burma. Burma is moving towards becoming a full and free democracy and the English(British) would want to support the people of Burma taking control of their own destiny. ...
Who did France take control of in response to Britain's movement in Burma?
France took control of the Vietnamese in response to Britain's movement in Burma. ...
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Myanmar
Why is Burma so poor?
Myanmar or Burma is not really poor. Because Myanmar has lots of natural resources such as jade, ruby, gold and take etc.. We can say Myanmar is one of the best riches in natural resource in the World. But the government authority is so bad. They only do business for their family. They don't care about their people next generation. ...
Asked in Travel & Places, UK History
What areas did Great Britain control in Asia?
I have used the names of the modern states in order to avoid confusion;- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Hong Kong. Britain also had mandates after 1919 including Jordan, Iraq and Israel. ...
Asked in Myanmar
What did Britain gain from Burma in the British empire?
Rubber (latex) was one important import into Britain from her Burmese rubber plantations during the British Empire. ...
How did the British control of Burma lead to the French interest in colonizing southeast Asia Laos and Vietnam?
There were two main impetuses that France drew from the colonization of Burma for its colonization of Indochina. The first was that the French wanted to maintain a strong position in any part of the world where Britain had a strong position, in order to effectively counter it should war or trade issues arise. Since Burma is in Southeast Asia, France sought territories in Southeast Asia, which resulted in taking Indochina. The second was the amount of wealth that Britain was able...
Asked in Middle East, UK History, Suez Canal
Why did the British want to gain control of the Suez Canal and Egypt?
Back in 1882, Britain wanted Egypt because the recently built Suez Canal would allow easy access to British colonies in India, Burma, and along the eastern coast of Africa. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, World War 2
What countries were at war with Britain in World War 2?
In Europe, Britain was fighting against Germany. In Africa, Britain was fighting Germany, Italy, and a few forces of the puppet Vichy France. In the Far East, Britain was fighting Japan in China, Indonesia, New Guinea, Burma and Indochina. ...
Asked in World War 2, China in WW2, India, Myanmar
What countries fought in India Burma and parts of China in the Pacific front of World War 2?
Troops from Burma, China, Great Britain & her Commonwealth (including Indian troops) & the United States fought in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre during WW 2. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com ...