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The middle portion centers on the Irrawaddy River, with a large delta area at its mouth and the area above the delta featuring floodplains.

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The most important geographic feature to the east is the Shan Plateau.

The Burmese live primarily in the central lowlands, while the other ethnic groups live mainly in the highlands.

Under British rule, the political capital was moved from Mandalay in the center to Rangoon on the eastern edge of the Irrawaddy delta in 1885. Rangoon remained the capital after independence (its name was changed later to Yangon) and continues to be politically and economically the most important city.

The name of the country of Burma (or Myanmar, as it is now officially known) is associated with the dominant ethnic group, the Burmese.

Because of the current regime's lack of legitimacy and poor human rights record, it is common practice outside the country not to use the name Myanmar.

The country fell under British colonial rule during the nineteenth century. His regime sought to isolate the nation and institute nationalist policies under the label "the Burmese Road to Socialism." In 1972, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma.

When it became independent as the Union of Burma in 1948, the country almost immediately entered a state of civil war as ethnic minorities fought against the Burmese-dominated central government. After civil unrest in 1988, the military government changed the name to the Union of Myanmar.

Efforts to create a broadly shared sense of national identity have been only partly successful because of the regime's lack of legitimacy and tendency to rely on coercion and threats to secure the allegiance of non-Burmese groups.

The low level of education and poor communications infrastructure also limit the spread of a national culture. The state has an area of 261,789 square miles (678,034 square kilometers).

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