• Nepal is defeated by Britain in the Anglo-Nepalese War. A treaty establishes Nepal's current boundaries.
  • The Rana family gains power and works to isolate Nepal from external influences.
  • A treaty with Britain affirms Nepal's sovereignty.
  • Nepal joins the United Nations.
  • A multi-party constitution is adopted.
  • "King Mahendra declares parliamentary democracy a failure and promotes a new constitution that establishes a ""partyless system"" of councils, which is claimed to be a democratic form of government closer to Nepalese traditions. "
  • Nepal joins the World Trade Organization.
  • Nepal becomes a republic with Ram Baran Yadav as its first president.


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