Foreign News: Red Bricks

On the road to Mandalay, Nikita Khrushchev's voice rolled out like thunder. "They ruled you and tried to tell you it was God who sent them to rule you," he said of Burma's departed British colonizers. "The English were sitting on your necks and were robbing your people." At road stops, he made much of geography—"Our country is both European and Asiatic, and territorially it belongs more to Asia." In Maymyo, to an audience of Burmese soldiers long engaged in fighting Communist guerrillas, he thought it best to speak on disarmament.

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