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Research Article| February 01 2009
Myanmar in 2008: Hardship, Compounded
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 166–173.
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Donald M. Seekins; Myanmar in 2008: Hardship, Compounded. Asian Survey 1 February 2009; 49 (1): 166–173. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.166
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