Freedom From Fear Setting & Symbolism

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Burma

It is a country bordering China, India, and Thailand: The eastern Himalayas form its north boundary; to the east is the Shan plateau (averaging about 3,500 feet above sea level); to the west are coastal plains and to the east, the delta of the Irrawaddy, Burma's main river, which flows north to south, emptying into the Andaman Sea.

Irrawaddy Delta

It was the first part of Burma to feel European influence, which began in the 15th Century. It was also here that, in 1989, Aung San Suu Kyi faced down military rifles aimed at her (an order to not shoot was given at the last minute).

Rangoon

The capital of Burma. Its name was changed to Yangon when the generals changed the country's name to the Union of Myanmar.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Standing on a hilltop in Rangoon, it is the site of one of Aung San Suu Kyi's first...

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