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The Konbaung Dynasty, , sometimes called the Alaungpaya Dynasty or the House of Alompra by the British colonial rulers) was the. The Konbaung Dynasty was the last dynasty that ruled Burma (Myanmar), from to The dynasty created the second largest empire in Burmese history, . Alaungpaya (reigned –) unified Myanmar and founded the Konbaung Dynasty, sometimes referred to as the Third Burmese dynasty, which held power .

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The Burmese army’s defensive campaign successfully penetrated southern China, only to be stopped by negotiation with their Chinese counterparts. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. To the Burmese, then under King Bodawpayathe resumption was on equal terms, dynastu they considered the exchange of presents as part of diplomatic etiquette, not as tribute.

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Rumours circulated that Thibaw’s government had granted the French economic concessions in exchange for a political alliance. Shwebo — ; Sagaing — ; Ava Innwa —, — ; Amarapura —, — ; Mandalay — Amarapura was laid out in the perfect form of a square mandala with brick walls and a moat encircling the city. Pagan [N 1] — In the end of the 18th century, Myanmar is one of the most powerful countries in mainland of Southeast Asia, partly due to the decrease in the Kingdom of Thailand when was being restored after the decline of the kingdom of Ayuthaya and Vietnam was being under civil war.

He then led a 15,strong army in the direction of Ava.

It is now known as the Golden Monastery or Shwenandaw. Generals returning from the front line cautioned that there was no way Burma could be conquered. History of Burma ed.

An invasion force consisting of Mongol and elite Manchu troops rushed down from northern China and Manchuria. The smaller army, led by Maha Sithu, continued to pursue Ming Rui while the larger army led by Maha Thiha Thura advanced through the mountainous route to emerge directly behind the Chinese. The Qing kept a heavy military lineup in the border areas for about one decade in an attempt to wage another war while imposing a ban on inter-border trade for two decades.


Early next morning King Thebaw was hurried into a bullock-cart with little ceremony, his queen into another, and in the presence of a great crowd of weeping and awestruck subjects, they were conveyed to a steamer on dynadty Irawadi. In accordance with Title 17 U.

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Shan resistance leaders united people by saying “The lands and water are our properties. British forces occupied southern Myanmar and advanced toward the capitalm Amarapura near present-day Mandalay.

The Alaungpaya dynasty, — reign of Bodawpaya In Bodawpaya. Some authorities limit the name Konbaung dynasty to the period beginning with King Bodawpaya in and continuing to Bagan Dynasty —, 1 st Empire.

He persecuted heterodox sects; made drinking, smoking opium and killing animals punishable by death; and built many pagodas. Directorate of Archaeological Survey. There is not a need to pay tributes to foreign government”.

The artistic workmanship and handicrafts depicting the glory of the golden age of the days gone by is still amazing, awe inspiring and the beholder will be spell bound with wonder. Ming Rui gave up all hope of proceeding toward Ava, and instead tried to make it back to Yunnan with as many of his soldiers as possible. Burma — Konbaung Dynasty”.

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Relations deteriorated still further in over an incident called the “Great Shoe Question,” in which the royal court insisted that visiting British dignitaries remove their shoes before entering the palace. The dynasty came to an end in with the forced abdication and exile of the king konbaunv the royal family to India.

First, Ne Myo Sithu easily retook the lightly held Bhamo. The Konbaung rulers enacted harsh levies and had a difficult time fighting internal rebellions.


Although the dybasty had conquered vast tracts of territory, its direct power was limited to its capital and the fertile plains of the Irrawaddy valley. A number of bandit chiefs and local leaders, konbaunv to take over the Toungoo throne, began to build their own power bases in the north. A popular Burmese leader named Alaungpaya drove the Bago forces out of northern Myanmar by This figure does not include casualties suffered by the northern army. In September,two months into the seven-month siege, he received the British dynazty Captain Walter Alves, whose mission was to demand reparations for the Negrais massacre of October and to wind up the affairs of the British East India Company.

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Because the Chinese did not return the sawbwasthe Burmese did not return the Chinese prisoners of war, who were resettled.

King Mindon with his able brother Crown Prince Kanaung established state-owned factories to produce modern weaponry and goods; in the end, these factories proved more costly than effective in staving off foreign invasion and conquest. At Ava, Hsinbyushin famously did not panic at the prospect of a large Chinese army about 30, [9] [36] at the doorstep.

Many believed that only divine intervention could save Burma from being entirely conquered by Great Britain. To avoid a repeat of Ming Rui’s mistake, he was determined to guard his supply and communication lines, and advance at a sustainable pace. Although the king refused to consider his demand, he was anxious to resume trade as he was in urgent need of munitions.

Views Read Edit View history. Each gate was surmounted by a square wooden pavilion, a pyatthat, and marked with a sign of the zodiac. The Privy Council Hall is where most of the king met with his council, weddings took place and musket balls were stored.