- Mass Organizations, Burma Socialist Programme Party Era
- (1962-1988)In the one-party state that evolved after the Burma Socialist Programme Party was established by Ne Win in 1962, "mass and class organizations" played a role in "agitating and organizing the people into appreciating and accepting the Party's policies and decisions and to induce wide mass participation in the national development projects" (Working People's Daily, December 20, 1982). These included youth-oriented groups aimed at different ages (Lanzin, Shaysaung, and Teza Youths), Workers' Asiayone (Workers' Associations), Peasants' Asiayone (Peasants' Associations), and groups of war veterans and "literary workers." In the case of the larger groups, members numbered in the millions (7.8 million in the Peasants' Associations in 1982), but the rapid collapse of these mass organizations following the prodemocracy demonstrations of 1988 indicates that, at best, the population regarded them with indifference. The post-1988 equivalent is the Union Solidarity and Development Association, which also has many millions of members.
Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). Donald M. Seekins . 2014.
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