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By using the analogy of music, the Burmese harp that Mizumshima played, Takeyama has tried to promote an ideal of peace after the ravages of World War II, keeping in mind the Buddhist teachings of peace and harmony.
After the Second World War, people saw the ravages of war firsthand.. Despite the dangers involved, the soldiers on both sides fought valiantly and fearlessly, perhaps not just because of their ideals, but for the pride and vainglory of their leaders and generals. To boost their morale at the war front, often troupes of musicians were sent to them to keep them entertained. This was done in an attempt to keep them fighting.
Despite the peaceful ideals of Buddhism, the Japanese fought the British in Burma, a Buddhist country and shed a lot of blood there. This was in direct contrast to the Buddhist teachings. As per Mayton, “Non violence is at the heart of Buddhist thinking and behavior. The first of the five precepts that all Buddhists should follow is [to] avoid killing, or harming any living thing” (47). People who shed blood in their own ancestral land are cursed. Added to this was the fact that due to the continuous onslaught of the British, and the defeats of the Japanese elsewhere, it was becoming more and more difficult to continue fighting, calling for the Burmese to surrender (Win 114).
There were many Japanese soldiers, however, who refused to surrender despite the surrender of their government. In the novel, Mizushima was asked to convince a group of soldiers, who were still fighting in the mountains, to surrender to the British. McDonald states that the Buddhist cultural practices and beliefs entail that if surrender achieves peace, then people should not be made to suffer by non surrender (23). The Burmese, being Buddhists, considered war to be foreign to their way of life, however, their Japanese occupiers were actively shedding blood in their land.
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This could be because of the less importance of Burma in global politics. Western powers are not much interested in Burmese matters since Burma is not at all located in a strategically important location. The only Burmese matter, which caught global attention in recent times, was the future of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
In order to ascertain this, I have evaluated the risks in investing in Burma as well as their foreign policies. I have also offered suggestions on how to minimize the risks in the investment and whether or not to invest in foreign trade in Burma. 1) The companies intending to invest in Burma are likely to face economic as well as political problems.
In most cases, it results in painful and lonely inner conflict within individuals in making an informed choice either to conform to the prevailing system or resist it. Those who embrace the new order are accepted by the larger society despite their true selves, leading them to live according to the expectation of the new order, which leads to a meaningless life.
Before then, the country had trading houses, for example the Wallace Brothers – whose function was taken and dominated by banks later. The banks that overturned the banking structure of Burma include India Presidency Banks, British exchange banks and a few banks from outside the British Empire.
It lasted for 6 years (1939-1945) and costing approximately 50 ml lives.
Burma campaign was a part of WWII which took place in India. This campaign was led by Field-Marshal Viscount William Slim who turned a ragged separated army into a unit of proud fighting soldiers.
Nigeria is weak economically. Insufficient domestic economic capacity as well as social infrastructure requires to be improved for the nation’s growth, productivity, and competitiveness. Further, the economy is weakened by unfavorable terms of trade and