LIST OF WARS: DETAILS
Burmese Government vs Separatist Guerillas
Battle deaths: 48,065 
Non-state conflict, battle-deaths: 2,211 
Onesided violence: 4,211 Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2017-06-04 09:33:36
The internal conflict in Burma is the world’s longest-running civil war and began shortly after the country’s attainment of independence from the United Kingdom (U.K.) in 1948; successive central governments of Burma (or Myanmar) have fought a myriad of ethnic and political rebellions.
Some of the earliest insurgencies were instigated by Burmese-dominated "multi-colored" left-wing groups and the Karen National Union (KNU); the KNU fought to create an independent Karen state from a large section of Lower Burma (or Outer Myanmar). Other ethnic rebellions started in the early 1960s after the central government refused to consider a federal government structure. By the early 1980s, politically oriented armed insurgencies had largely withered away, while ethnic-based insurgencies continued.
As of 2013, the Karen and Shan (Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army) fight against the government in the east of the country, while small armed groups of the Rohingya people are active in the western part of the country (the Rohingya use refugee camps in Bangladesh as bases); sporadic conflicts also occur in other regions. Due to internal conflict, around 160,000 Burmese refugees live in Thailand, while many more Burmese live in other countries in the region.
As of 2007, around 25 different ethnic groups have signed ceasefire agreements with the military government.
Source: Wikipedia, published under the GNU FDL. Retrieved 2013-07-27
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
 Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) #25 #23 #26 #34 #56 #67 UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v. 5-2016 (link) (1989-2015) #277 #228 #264 #279
Low: 47,541 High: 305,906
 UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v. 1.4-2015 (1989-2014) (link) including actors: Government of Myanmar (Burma)
Low: 4,040 High: 4,618
 UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset v. 2.5-2015, 1989-2014 (link) including dyads: RCSS vs UWSA, MDA vs MDA - LM, MTA vs UWSA, Buddhists (Myanmar) vs Muslims (Myanmar), DKBA vs KNU
Low: 2,056 High: 3,061
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.
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