The Nationalists were a faction existing before Far Cry 4. They opposed the Royalists in the Civil War, were made up of foreign criminals, and were armed with American-made weapons. They stormed the palace sometime after the beginning of the struggle and killed the royal family. They likely wanted to share Kyrat’s economy with international markets and invite international companies to Kyrat. Mohan Ghale stated that they were supported by "foreign criminals", so it is possible that they hired mercenaries. After Min’s take-over, they joined the Royal Army.