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Rohingya
Historical BackgroundRohingya have migrated to Burma since about 12th centuryColonial policies encouraged migrants to come; thus, increasing the RohingyaSecond world war: Rohingya sided with Britain, while the rest of the country sided with Japan1950: rohingya demanded citizenship, rebelling over current gov. Policies1982: gov. Declared them as non-citizens
Current arguments for self-determinationCurrently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya in SE AsiaThey are descendents of Arab, Turkish, or Mongol Traders who in the 15th ce migrated to Rakhine state, aka Kingdom of Arakan conflict only stirred up when the kingdom was conquered by the Burmese before the British conquered BurmaThey are Muslim, while 80%+ of the population is Buddhist: anti-Muslim sentimentThey have never been able to prove their citizenship because groups have historically not recognized them with any documents after 1982All surrounding countries have been deporting them back to Myanmar: India, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, etcHave rich resources to support its population

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