Myanmar is all of these. All of these and more. I encourage you to visit and hear their stories yourself.
In the meantime, here's my Myanmar reading list:
The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma (Thant Myint-U)
Saving Fish from Drowning (Amy Tan)
The Glass Palace (Amitav Ghosh)
Letters from Burma (Aung San Suu Kyi)
* But may take some time. It's back to work tomorrow and, while my US-based clients have been off, my China-based chemists have not. Two weeks of backed up emails are screaming for my attention.