The Book


Burma had been a successful British Colony since the 1800’s and was once the world’s largest exporter of rice, but its internal economy collapsed after the Japanese conquest in early WWII. Soon after the Japanese defeat, the United Kingdom granted independence to Burma. Unfortunately, Burma’s government remained unstable and was plagued by successive insurgencies that culminated in a totalitarian military junta coup that then ruled from 1962 to 2011.

The junta, led by General Ne Win, promptly instituted a barbaric ethnic cleansing campaign with the goal of enslaving or annihilating the minority hill tribes, numbering millions, who had inhabited the rural mountainous Burmese jungles for centuries. Once the hill tribes were gone, exploitation of their homelands could proceed unimpeded, including clear-cutting of the last remaining… READ MORE ABOUT THE BOOK