• The Anglo-Nepalese War ends in a treaty which establishes present-day Nepal's boundaries.

  • Nepal falls under sway of hereditary chief ministers known as Ranas, who dominate the monarchy and cut off the country from the outside world.

  • A treaty with the United Kingdom affirms Nepal's sovereignty.

  • Royal Sovereignty is re-established, as the Rana rule ends.

  • Nepal joins the United Nations.

  • A transit and trade dispute with India leads India to place a blockade, which worsens its economic conditions with Nepal.

  • Nepal joins the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Kathmandu, over 8,000 people are killed and millions are left homeless.

  • The UML and CPN parties merge to establish the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which is the ruling party in Parliament. 


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