The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) was founded in 1994 in Nepal, aiming to replace the monarchy with a connunist republic. They have adapted the guerrilla war strategy from the Peru´s Shinning Path rebel. They started the civil war, People´s War, in 1996, attacking a police station in western Nepal. In the beginning of the insurgency, few local and international politicians took them seriously. But, unexpectedly the Maoist movement has become popular among the Nepalese and spreaded all over Nepal. On the 1st of February, 2005, King Gyanendra seized the direct power, dissolving the government. The king accused the previous government of not being able to deal with the Maoists. After the royal coup, the war has been intensified. More than 12,000 people were killed in the war.



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