Unlike most despot who were thrown out of power or died in office, Ne Win, who ruled Burma for 26 years, is a rarity in that he actually resigned from office.
That one moment of self-insight doesn't make him any less delusional, however. Ne Win believed that the secret to regaining his youth was to bath in dolphin blood. He was so superstitious and such a strong believer in numerology that his views affected the country's currency. The country's banknotes, the kyat, were issued in denominations that were multiples of nine, his lucky number.
His resignation didn't improve conditions for the Burmese, however. In fact, protests followed his retirement, and some 10,000 Burmese were killed in a brutal act of suppression.
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