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Birendra of Nepal
He was more open to parliamentary democracy than his father, and restored it after a referendum in 1990. However, the quarrels between various political parties and numerous social problems caused a Maoist rebellion called the Nepalese People's War, which has been escalating since 1996. Nepal's stability was threatened even more when he and most of his family (including Queen Aiswarya) were killed by his oldest son and heir, Dipendra.
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