The Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP)

The Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) / National Unity Party took over the government of Myanmar in a military coup in 1962 and held power until 1988. During this time, it was led by General Ne Win and called for government ownership of all forms of production. Under the BSPP, the government largely cut itself off from the rest of the world, discouraging tourism and foreign investment. After civilian uprisings in 1987 and 1988, power was transferred from the BSPP to a new military-led government, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC).

See also: Myanmar