Burma, 16th century-1824

In the 16th century, the TOUNGOO DYNASTY defeated the Shan and unified Burma, also called AVA. After a raid by the Mon, ALAUNGPAYA in 1758 conquered the Mon state in the Irawaddy delta, founded the new capital RANGOON. Burma expanded, establishing its authority over Assam (India) and Thailand.
Alaungpaya's successors are referred to as the KONBAUNG DYNASTY. In the 18th century, Burma had to accept the status of a Chinese vassal state.

Myanmar, early history of, from Infoplease
Article Burma, from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition

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First posted on May 17th 2002, last revised on November 3rd 2004

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