Effects Of The Civil War On Nepal

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Effects of the Civil War on Nepal Nepal is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. It suffers in many aspects due to its immense state of poverty and political violence. The civil war in Nepal, stimulated by the Communist Party against the Nepalese State, stretched over the course of 10 years lasting from 1996 to 2006. This war, also known as the “Peoples War”, was launched because the Communist Party believed that there was an insufficiency in ensuring freedom, justice and welfare by the Nepalese State (Panday 67). Numerous casualties became a result of this war. Insight on Conflict states that, “The conflict claimed the lives of 17,000 people, displaced an estimated 100,000 more, and brought about the end of a 240-year old monarchy.” (“Nepal: Conflict Profile.”). The civil war in Nepal has caused many issues within the country, including a decline in medical care, increased risk for doctors, a decrease in tourism, poor living conditions for children, and many political struggles. The civil war in Nepal has had a very negative impact on the quality of medical care for the civilians, and also tourists. It is said that during this time the Maoist’s destroyed 40 health posts from 2002 to 2004, and many others were considered unusable. The Maoist Party also cut off electricity to a hospital in eastern Nepal because the army was using the hospitals electrical supply as a power source (Ghimere 1494). The Maoists creating a disruption in transportation for long
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