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The lady of burma

  1. 1. The Lady Of Burma<br />By: <br />Illeana<br />Pennetto<br />
  2. 2. Aung San SuuKyi<br /><ul><li>Aung San SuuKyi is Burma’s pro-democracy leader
  3. 3. Fought against former socialist leader General Ne-Win
  4. 4. She has spent more than 15 years in under full watch (detention), most of it under house arrest.</li></li></ul><li>Early Life<br />Born on June 19th, 1945<br />Daughter of Aung San who died when she was 2 years old<br />Educated in Burma, India, and the United Kingdom<br />Went to oxford where she met her husband Michael Aris<br />
  5. 5. Political Causes<br />In 1988, Aung San SuuKyi returned home to Burma<br />Became part of the country’s nationwide democracy uprising<br />The military responded to the uprising with mass killing of innocent people<br />The “8888 Uprising”<br />
  6. 6. Political Effects<br />The 8888 Uprising inspired Aung San SuuKyi<br />Helped found the NLD, appointed Gen. Secretary<br />In 1990, Burmese dictatorship was forced to hold a general election.<br />ASSK was banned from personally standing in election.<br />NLD won majority of seats in Parliament, but results were ignored. <br />
  7. 7. House Arrest <br />Held under house arrest until July, 1995<br />In 2000- put under house arrest again<br />In 2002, she was released again with freedom to travel the country but detained after the Depayin Massacre<br />No phone line, no mail, and no security.<br />
  8. 8. Economic Causes<br />In 2011, Aung San SuuKyi addressed the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos<br />She spoke on behalf of “55 million people of Burma who have largely been left behind.”<br />
  9. 9. Economic Effects <br />Promoted national reconciliation<br />Human development and economic growth<br />More jobs for the unemployed<br />Genuine democratization<br />
  10. 10. Social Causes<br />Her commitment<br />to democracy has<br />caused her more<br />than 15 years in <br />detention and<br />physical attacks on<br />her and her<br />supporters<br />
  11. 11. Social Effects<br />Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991<br />Known as “The Lady” or “The Lady of Burma” <br />
  12. 12. Solution #1- She became a symbol of her nation in the fight for democracy<br /> Negative<br /> Positive<br />She became a symbol of her people because you have to stand firm against the opposition<br />Makes her own people be braver because it gives them a ray of hope that you don’t need to be fierce to be strong<br />She had to stay detained and under house arrest for more than 15 years<br />She dealt with physical attacks and innocent deaths of her supporters<br />
  13. 13. Solution #2- Grow Support for her Cause <br />Negative<br />The people who benefit from the socialist regime have a harder time supporting Aung San SuuKyi’s views<br />Positive<br />All that she fought for will finally make a difference <br />
  14. 14. Best Solution: <br />I think the best solution is to think of “The Lady of Burma” as a symbol of the struggle of the Burmese people’s desire to be free. Anybody can look up to her for hope when they don’t believe they can stand up for what they believe in. <br />
  15. 15. How Can I Help?<br />I can help by continuing to struggle for human rights<br />I did this by joining the organization, Amnesty International, to help support the fight to end abuses of human rights. <br />
  16. 16. Current Status <br /><ul><li> In November 2010, Aung San SuuKyi was finally released from detainment and is currently free. </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2005loNRYY<br />

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