In 1988 there was a democratic movement which was brutally suppressed. An estimated 10,00 students, Buddhist monks and civilians were killed by the Burmese Army. After the world expressed its outrage, the ruling military dictatorship changed the name of the country from Burma to Myanmar, changed Rangoon to Yangon and Pagan to Bagan. Most opposition groups including Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (which won the 1988 elections but was prohibited from taking power) are opposed to the official use of the name Myanmar. Once one of the richest countries in the world, Burma is now one of the poorest.