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Daw Aun San Suu Kyi nicknamed Dassk was and is one of the most enigmatic and giving people of all time She has devoted her entire life to bringing democracy to Burma through peaceful protests and unfortunately being jailed under house arrest for a seemingly unlimited number of years Born in Rangoon Burma on June 19 1949 she was raised in a well to do family Her father General Aung San was a military leader Her mother Daw Khin Kyi was appointed as Burmas ambassador to India in 1960 further increasing the familys wealth and political influence With a good lifestyle Dassk was eager to be accepted into a good college During her stay at St Hughs College and Oxford University in Britain she earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in philosophy politics and economics readying her for her future battles against the government which she had no premonition of at the time of her college career In 1972 she married Dr Michael Aris a British scholar she met in college They quickly fell in love and were promptly married They had 2 children Alexander and Kim who both would help her later in life during her imprisonment Dassks mother quickly fell ill in March of 1988 and Dassk flew back to Burma to aid her mother When she arrived she heard news of student protests against the government which at the time was very military in it actions suppressing the people through force General Ne Win due to political pressure resigned from his position as leader of Burma through his presidency in the Burma Socialist Programme Party BSSP This triggers a strong pro-democratic government movement among the public but the BSSP had other plans that would soon be put into effect The military quickly retook power under the BSSPs shadow-reign and the public becomes disconcerted On August 8 1988 the infamous date known as 8888 mass uprisings against the government
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