The still young republic formed after it’s independence was replaced in 1962 by a military dictatorship after a coup. Although contested, this government lasted some time until, eventually, tensions led to its fall in 2011. As a result, the fragile republic was revived under strong military influence. This did not calm the political unrest as the civil war, powered by the strong ethnic diversity of the country, still rages. This is a reflection of how necessary the implementation of political, economic and educational reforms are to the improvement of Myanmar. In early 2021 a second military coup overthrew the republic once again.