Leader: President Thein Sein
Government: Unitary constitutional republic
Population: 54.1 million (4.7 million Christians)
Main Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Level: Severe
Source of persecution: Religious nationalism
The majority of 's people are of Burmese ethnicity, also called "Bama." Being Bama is equated with being Buddhist. Everyone deviating from this heritage is labelled as being potentially dangerous. Pressure comes from two sides: one side is society including the movement of radical Buddhist monks called "969," the other side is the government which supports such movements. Some larger minorities are predominantly Christian like the Chin, or have strong Christian groups like the Kachin and the Shan.