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As soon as he became king, Mindon sued for peace and began negotiations with
the British on the status of Pegu (in southern Myanmar), which the British had
occupied during the war. Frustrated in his attempts to persuade them to return ...
The north-south orientation of Myanmar's mountains defines the courses of its
major rivers, the Irrawaddy and the Sal ween. The Irrawaddy is navigable for
more than 900 miles (1,450 km) of its 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometre) length and
April 25, 1605, on the Salween River), king of Siam (1590-1605), regarded as a
national hero by the Thai people for having liberated the country from the
Myanmar (Burmese). In 1569 the Myanmar king Bayinnaung (reigned 1551-81) ...
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