Essay on The Inevitable State Of Development

1649 Words Oct 20th, 2016 7 Pages
The Inevitable State of Development in Nepal Beginning in the early 19th century, all countries began to diverge away from each other in terms of development. Before this time, all countries were relatively equal in terms of wealth, life expectancy, mortality rate, and other factors of development. Then, all of these countries began to become wealthier, healthier, and more education, but some grew faster than others based on their location, history, government policies, economic policies, and social policies. One country in particular had some of the most detrimental effects on the construction of its policies in terms of development due to the upbringing of its system of government. Nepal today is seen as one of the poorest countries in the world with one-fourth of its population living in poverty. The history of the Nepali Government and the internal conflicts derived from the government have largely contributed to Nepal’s low development index as seen today. Dating back before the first millennium, the country of Nepal has been a susceptible target to external forces for settlement and corruption. The monarch system began with the settlement of the Malla Empire in the 13th century, followed by the more prominent Shah Empire in the 18th century. Throughout the Shah Empire, Nepal plunged into many wars. In many of these cases, Nepal acted as a buffer between neighboring states due to its landlocked location and mountainous regions. Acting as a buffer when the…

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