I imagined in the past that those Japanese pilots would be surprised that some Allies planes are as or even more maneuverable than theirs'.
Spitfires are one of the most maneuverable fighters in WW2.
On Myanmar, where the Spits has been found
I should warn you that "their democracy" doesn't mean Apple inc, or Toyota, or Vivendi Universal, or General Motors, or JP Morgan Chase could dive in and do whatever they like there (free). Or good hotels and entertainment centers for medium-wealth tourists will be opening soon in Rangoon. Or flock of Burmese internet users supplying us with their unique local memes.
It could be Bolivia, it could be Argentina: Narrow-minded nationalists who fooled the masses by blaming the outsiders for their own incompetence and problems, because it is the easiest and popular with absent-minded simpletons. At least in ASEAN (South East Asia), such thought is still 50-50, between them and those who just accept the situation as it is. Generally poor low-class Asian mud farmers are about 50-50 hardworking, modest-subservient people that is very adaptable, not inflated ego liberal hipsters who think that "we deserve to be rich/have it, because we were simply born into this world."
The only thing that can "check" those elitist is their strong belief in right-or-wrong morality (which is heavily influenced by their culture). For example, if your elitist leader is transvestites/homosexual/murderer/rapist (which is easily unpopular amongst them), expect Arab spring with internal support. Others like corruption, environmental destruction, adultery, would be difficult to respond and some will probably say "I would do the same if I'm in his/her position." And last, oppression is just a matter of perspective (labours probably yes, but farmers probably no).
Religion could be a problem though, because I believe that people listen to the preachings more than government propaganda. That's why they are monitored. As far as I'm concerned, Buddhist is a very very neutral, passive "not-giving-a-fuck" type of teaching
. But some monks are inherently human, thus some still has the "attachment" to the real world out there and play a bit of politics. Because Buddhist keep preaching about "happiness
Aung San Suu Kyi is very strong, but I'm afraid that all those foreign support will make her feel obliged to listen to their demands. It could be popular and unpopular amongst the euphoria of her supporters. The only thing that can brighten their future is to continue with the slow reform overtime. Political prisoners freed, right to strike granted, and more to come.