Order has been restored in Nepal!

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  1. SilverKnight

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    Move to curb Nepal's king cheered
    Thousands of people in Nepal have been celebrating a plan to drastically curtail the powers of King Gyanendra which was adopted on Thursday.

    A few quotes from the article:
    "Nepal's restored parliament voted unanimously in favour of the landmark plan which includes stripping him of control of the army."
    "The plans include:
    • bringing 90,000 troops under the direct control of the parliament
    • taxing the royal family and its assets
    • scrapping the royal advisory council, the Raj Parishad
    • removing royal references from the titles of the army and government
    • declaring Nepal a secular country, after years as the world's only Hindu kingdom."
    So the civics changes are as follows:
    • Labor: Hereditary Rule to Representation
    • Religion: Theocracy to Free Religion
    And the Maoists are also pushing for a Labor change from Caste System to Emancipation. :goodjob:

    Fun to see this happen in real life! Congrats, Nepal! :clap:

    SilverKnight
     
  2. Dagenham Dave

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    Evidently the king forgot to build enough temples and hook up luxuries.
     
  3. King Flevance

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    I have recently read a couple articles concerning this here and there. Its nice to see some actual progress taking place. :)
     
  4. El Koeno

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    Good to hear. I was upset that they had fallen under the sway of a heathen religion.

    Seriously though, good to hear. That king is definately a looney.
     
  5. otomik

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    Great, I'm sure the Maoists are already building the re-education camps :ar15: :aargh: :spank: :whipped:

    here's some other important quotes from the article:
    "However, Nepal's Maoists say the plan does not go far enough.

    The proclamation effectively makes the king a ceremonial figure. "

    "We want to make it clear that this declaration has not been able to fully address the needs and aspirations of Nepal and the Nepali people," rebel leader Prachanda said in a statement."

    "The Maoists want to get rid of the monarchy but most of the governing coalition are non-committal on the issue."

    maybe by next week we'll be seeing some footage on the net of the royals being executed?
     
  6. Legio X

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    It makes me sad to see that another country will have to suffer under communism. Long live the King! Death to the bolshevik traitors!

    We have seen what communism does, how you can celebrate or even think well of a marxist gerilla sickens me.
     
  7. Older than Dirt

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    Free Religion in Nepal? Don't hold your breath.
     
  8. King Flevance

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    Oppress people long enough and their taste for revenge becomes unquenchable in time of rebellion. The conflict with the Moaists will only settle down with time. There will be at least a few more years before we dont hear from them anymore.
     
  9. IglooDude

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    Pssst - they just pulled a bit of Magna Carta action on the king, don't go losing your lunch about it.
     
  10. allhailIndia

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    The Maoists also figure they can't go entirely against the Seven Party Alliance, so right now they are willing to negotiate. They figure their support was also because of the brutality and the despotism of the Royal nepali Army and once a democratic government with a nominal democracy is in place, a campaign of violence would only be counterproductive as it will only push India and the USA to supply the new Nepali Army with more military and monetary support, something which was denied to the Royal Nepalese Army when the king declared an emergency.
     
  11. Rambuchan

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    We never saw what communism does because we never had it. If you'll look at this situation for what it is, rather than offering some propaganda induced knee-jerk, then you'd actually be happy for the people of Nepal for getting rid of an antiquated, unelected, authority figure. Do you want them to experience democratic rights or not? Or are you just opposed to whatever it is that Maoists do simply because of their name?

    Personally, I'm glad that Nepali people have had their voice heard.
     
  12. The Last Conformist

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    This doesn't seem like a Maoist takeover to me ... more like a reassumption of power by the politicians who held sway before Gyanendra made himself a royal dictator.
     
  13. Rambuchan

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    ^ :yup: Indeedy. The Maoists part is overblown in this thread.
     
  14. Ayatollah So

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    Is anyone keeping a tally? The Ukraine, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, ... is democracy edging out thugocracy? (Only to mutate, in turn, toward plutocracy? but that's another thread...)
     
  15. luiz

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    More representation -> good
    More maoism -> bad
     
  16. Che Guava

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    As long as the parilament is able to function together and makes an effort to improve conditions in the countryside, I think the maoist movement will whither.
     
  17. Uiler

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    The communist party in India is quite powerful. Also Communist Parties in parts of Western Europe are quite popular. In all these cases they seem to fit quite well into the parliamentary democracies in their countries. They campaign and get voted in. Communist parties and democracies are not mutually exclusive.
     
  18. luiz

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    IIRC Communist parties are pretty small in Western Europe, usually of the same size as the so-called far-right. In Europe Communism and Socialism have quite different meanings, and socialist parties are the popular ones.

    Things can get a bit complicated though when the party starts to demand the overthrow of the corrupt burgeouise democracy via guns (the maiost way).
     
  19. The Last Conformist

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    Depending on what exactly you include in the "far right", it includes some fairly large parties. Denmark's Danske Folkeparti got 13% in the last election, frex.

    Sweden's Left party was up to 12% in the later '90s, but will be happy to get half that in the elections this autumn.
     
  20. Sidhe

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    I'm not sure what you mean here? Do you mean a shift towards the communism may landslide into absolute communism as suggested by Red and from there to democracy or capatlism and rule by the wealthy? I don't follow the reasoning from the OP, care to elaborate? If it's overly complicated though your right it's a whole 'nother thread in that case start one :) I can't see however how a more republican state will necessary lead to communism, it doesn't usually although I'm far from informed on the reasoning behind adopting communism, I always believed it came about from dictatorships or monarchy are we talking a quick march to power by the maoists?
     

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