Burma is a small nation in Asia that is rich with natural resources. Their population is approximately 54 million people and their national GDP, growing pre-pandemic by approximately 7 percent per year, was 76 billion dollars in 2017, the adjusted gross purchasing parity was 327.6 billion U.S. dollars (according to the World Bank). Their nation has been struggling for freedom from militant rule and dictatorship while followed closely and supported by advocates of democracy. Aung Suu Kyi won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, while being held for many years from 1989 to 2010, as a political prisoner due to her democratic movements. An ongoing crisis for Burmese people (renamed Myanmar by militant rule) has been marked by violent subjugation and bloodshed.