Pegu, formerly known as the Kingdom of Burma, is a loose Bahmani vassal in southern Burma.
Pegu was a small, but prosperous kingdom in southern Burma, engaged in a few small turf wars with its neighbors, and some trade with the outside world, but not really enough to be a target. In 1450, the small kingdom was thrust into the larger 'cold war' between the Bahmanids and the Majapahit Empire, when a Majapahit fleet appeared of Pegu's coast, and quickly occupied the nation, beginning the Andaman War. The Bahmanids, along with Delhi and Bengal, the other major Indian Muslim states, saw this as an incursion into their mare nostrum, and responded by attacking the Majapahit, eventually pushing them past the Andaman islands. In the ensuing treaty, the Bahmanids were allowed to vassalize Pegu, which they declared the Kingdom of Burma.
A New EraEdit
A local nobleman, Binnya Dala was made king two years after the end of the Andaman War, after the Bahmanid army had withdrawn. He began 'new era,' one where, with economic and mlitary assistance from the Bahmanids, Burma would become a great nation.
This section is heavily out of date.
To quote from the Bahmani's 1454 post: " Ismail Shah will allow Burma to run most of its own affairs, just sending broad directives from Gulbarga for Binnya Dala to interpret as he wishes - so long as Binnya Dala provides gold and men, that is."
Only those that differ from the Bahmanis are listed.
- Bahmani Sultanate: The Kingdom of Burma was created by them. See above for the exact relationship with Gulbarga.
- Taungoo: By marriage.
- Ava: In personal union.
- Khmer: Although the Bahmanids do not trust them, Burma is happy to trade and be friendly with our fellow Buddhists, especially now that they have turned against Khmer.
- Most other Burmese states.
- Bengal: Even though the Bahmanis like them, many Burmese still remember what happened to their northern brethren under Bengali rule.
- Majapahit: They destroyed a lot during the Andaman War, and the government continues to spread the rumor that they really invaded to impose Gunturism on the locals.