Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Pat Nixon

Richard Nixon's Visit to Myanmar in 1953

Vice-President of the United States Richard Nixon visited Myanmar in 1953. Nixon happened to visit on Thanksgiving Day and his Burmese hosts managed to rustle up a turkey for lunch. The US newspapers at the time reported on his confrontation with left-wing and anti-American demonstrators at Pegu. A very witty Burmese communist held a sign that reads:  “Pax Vobiscum 
[Peace be With You] Scant regard for homo sapiens of the East 
 begets doubts about your move for peace.  
Rest assured,...

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