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Nepalese force king to accept democratic reform, 'Jana Andolan' (People's Movement), 1990

Time period
18 Febuary, 1990 to 8 April, 1990
Total points
9 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Chris Capron, 03/10/2012

Nepal is a small Himalayan country that borders China and India with a population of about 20 million and with a famous ethnic and religious diversity. Established as a monarchy in the mid-18th century, its form of government was hotly contested in 1972 with the death of King Mahendra and the accession of his son, Birenda. The king maintained power but promised a national referendum on the panchayat system of councils, which then allowed the king almost total autocratic control.