VII will be accepting applications for membership from September 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017.
Inspired by the revolutionary playbook of Mao Zedong, Nepal’s rebels launched their quest to overthrow the Hindu monarchy by building an army of the poor and dispossessed. Turning low caste villagers and disenfranchised women into guerrilla soldiers, they spread their “People’s War” across Nepal. More than 13,000 were killed in the fighting. Eventually other political parties joined their cause, launching joint street protests that finally toppled the king. In 2008 Nepal was declared a republic and elected the Maoist guerrilla leader, Comrade Prachanda, as the first Prime Minister.