Burma / Myanmar: Ne Win (c. 1910 Ð 2002, left), head of state from 1962 to 1981, with Aung San (1915 - 1947, right).

Bogyoke (General) Aung San (13 February 1915 Ð 19 July 1947) was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, and founder of the modern Burmese army, the Tatmadaw. He was a founder of Communist Party of Burma and was instrumental in bringing about Burma's independence from British colonial rule, but was assassinated six months before its final achievement. He is recognized as the leading architect of independence, and the founder of the Union of Burma. Aung San was the father of Nobel Peace laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Ne Win (born on 24 May or 14 May 1911 or 10 July 1910 Ð 5 December 2002) was a politician and military commander. He was Prime Minister of Burma from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1974 and also head of state from 1962 to 1981. He also was the founder and from 1963 to 1988 the chairman of the Burma Socialist Programme Party, which from 1964 until 1988 was the sole political party in the Burmese nation state. (Photo by: Lintner Collection/Pictures from History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Bogyoke (General) Aung San (13 February 1915 Ð 19 July 1947) was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, and founder of the modern Burmese army, the Tatmadaw. He was a founder of Communist Party of Burma and was instrumental in bringing about Burma's independence from British colonial rule, but was assassinated six months before its final achievement. He is recognized as the leading architect of independence, and the founder of the Union of Burma. Aung San was the father of Nobel Peace laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Ne Win (born on 24 May or 14 May 1911 or 10 July 1910 Ð 5 December 2002) was a politician and military commander. He was Prime Minister of Burma from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1974 and also head of state from 1962 to 1981. He also was the founder and from 1963 to 1988 the chairman of the Burma Socialist Programme Party, which from 1964 until 1988 was the sole political party in the Burmese nation state. (Photo by: Lintner Collection/Pictures from History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Burma / Myanmar: Ne Win (c. 1910 Ð 2002, left), head of state from 1962 to 1981, with Aung San (1915 - 1947, right).
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