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Nepal became a republic in 2008. Its official name is now the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

The primary role of Nepal's armed forces is protecting the nation's mountainous borders with India and China. It also assists in humanitarian relief, especially after earthquakes, and ensures domestic security after the end of the civil war in 2006.

Civil War And Peace

After a short stint in government in 1994, the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist launched a "people's war"...

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