Posting this from an earlier attempt at making a thread, if someone wants it it can be added to OP
Seeing the events of the last few days,
with:>2008 constitution explictly refused, draft of new one published (which means burning all bridges with the military)>Ethnic armed groups declaring renewed hostilities towards the Army>Neolibs drafting new constitution in accordance with Ethnic Armed Organizations
And with a renewed military campaign by the Army against the Ethnic militias i feel like this is the opportune time to open a thread dedicated to watching the development of the Myanmar Civil War.FACTIONS
Myanmar Federal Army: Made up of the Ethnic organizations fighting against the Burmese majority Army and by the people who rebelled in the cities against the coup.
They are the military arm of the Civil Disobedience Movement (civilian protesters front), which in turn responds directly to the neoliber*l parallel government, also known as CRPH (Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw)
Strength: Around 30000 (counting the ethnic militias already fighting), probably will increase with time
Ideology: Neoliber*lism, federalism
Allies: Usa, Uk for sure. Seen with sympathy by most Western governments.
Tatmadaw: The regular army of Myanmar, which couped the elected government in February of this year
Strength: Around 500000
Ideology: Burmese Supremacy/Generic military shit.
Allies: Russia.NEUTRAL SIDES
1) PRC: Unlikely what glowies say on social media, Chinese government did not give full support to the coup and this whole situation is very much damaging for them. As of now they haven't figured it out how to intervene in this situation.
2) Wa State Army: One of the strongest ethnic militas, with ties to the PRC and an estimate of 25-30k armed men. They did not say anything about the conflict.
3) Communist party of Burma: After being wiped out in 1989 they exist only clandestinely with unknown numbers. They expressed anger at the coup but refused to take part in the neoliber*ls protest movement. LINK TO THE PREVIOUS THREAD
Myanmar Coup Thread: https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/64580.html
Hoping anons will be eager to follow this situation as it unfolds.