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By Ian Preston

Profiles the key political occasions within the histories of the nations of significant, South and East Asia

* someone chronology for every state of the region
* offers a concise profile of occasions from early heritage as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to providing better element on newer occasions

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4 June 1991: The Chief of Army Staff and the Chief of Naval Staff were dismissed. 12 June 1991: Former President Ershad was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms. 6 August 1991: Parliament—the Jatiya Sangsad—unanimously approved a constitutional amendment to restore the system of parliamentary democracy after 16 years of presidential rule. 15 September 1991: The constitutional amendment was approved by referendum. 19 September 1991: A new Government was sworn in.

Pu Yi was installed as President of Manchukuo and later as emperor (1934–45). 1935: The Communists set out on the ‘Long March’, with about 100,000 men and their dependants, reaching Yanan, in north Shaanxi, about one year later. During the march Mao Zedong emerged as the unquestioned leader of the CCP and became Chairman of the party. December 1936: Jiang’s army mutinied and held him prisoner until he agreed to end the civil war and accept the slogans ‘Chinese do not fight Chinese’ and ‘unite to resist Japanese aggression’.

The National Front became the Jatiya Dal (National Party). 7 May 1986: In parliamentary elections (originally scheduled for 26 April), the Jatiya Dal won 153 of the 300 directly-elected seats in the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) and filled the additional 30 seats reserved for women with its nominees; the BNP alliance boycotted the elections and there were allegations of fraud. July 1986: A Council of Ministers composed mainly of civilians was sworn in; Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury, former General Secretary of the Jatiya Dal, was appointed Prime Minister.

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