The Bunker Group
Let me put it this way. Through out time Dictactorial regime mostly center to one person. Institutional regime (like Tatmadaw or CCP for that matter) is dealing with collective regime.dealing with a dictatorial regime than an institutional one.
Indonesia never has Military Regime. Only Soekarno and Soeharto regime. Both fall when Soekarno and Soeharto decided to step down. Why you bring TNI? TNI never been a Military Junta. The moment Soeharto step down, their (TNI) leadership then make Political Compromise with civilian politicians.
Tatmadaw is in different situation altogether as the Military they also control the Political power. TNI never control Political Power. Soeharto control political power using TNI as his supporters. However the power never in TNI as institutions, but in Soeharto as person.
Just see what happen when a regime centering in person fall apart the moment that person losing power. Pulling down power from one person is relative easier then pulling down power from one institutions, let alone a solid insititutions.
That's the different betweem a regime control by an insitution then a regime control by one person. Dictactorial regime many of them centered in one person. There's no solidity left on his supporters the momen that person lossing control. They are relied on one persona image then common image. Insitutional regime especialy a solid one relied on Institutional common interest image, not personal ones.
You put Tito as example, is Yugoslavia still exist after Tito gone ? Bath different example as their power structure dismantle by US. However can the remnant of Bath can regain their power without Saddam ? No they can't. As everything center to one image.
However Cuban Communists can still hold after Castro gone. Shown regardless Castro center image, he manage left a solid institution behind. Soeharto party Golkar lose control the moment Soeharto step down, and throughout time until now only play as second or third political players, but never been a center one again. Shown their power and image only base to one person, and have difficulty to regain their solidity after that person losing it.
That's the different betwen power reside on Person image and power reside within Insitutional image. That's what Tatmadaw have so far, insitutional power and not personal power.