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1945  March 20
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William Slim drives the Japanese from Mandalay and moves on south to take Rangoon        
1945  March 27
Aung San's army, now named the Burma National Army, changes sides in a surprise move and attacks the Japanese       
Aung San's party, the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League, wins a landslide victory in the Burmese election       
33-year old Aung San, prime minister of Burma, and six of his ministers are assassinated during a cabinet meeting      
U Saw, a political rival of Aung San in Burma, is hanged for having plotted his assassination       
General Ne Win seizes power in a coup in Burma and establishes a single-party isolationist dictatorship      
General Ne Win, head of state in Burma 1962-88

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A peaceful demonstration at Rangoon university is dispersed by gunfire, resulting in the death of dozens of students      
Foreign visits to Burma are restricted to three days (extended in the next decade to one week)     
Student demonstrations against Ne Win's rule become regular occurrences, suppressed with military violence     
Most of the currency in circulation in Burma becomes worthless when Ne Win replaces it with new 45 and 90 kyat notes (he says 9 is is his lucky number)