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A very small mountainous South Asian Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), has enjoyed enduring independence for centuries, having never been colonized in its history. A land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s, he sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.

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A very small small, mountainous South Asian Kingdom country sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), is a monarchy that has enjoyed enduring independence for centuries, having never been colonized in its history. A land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s, he sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.


* The entirety of ''Anime/PsychoPass: Sinners of the System: Case 3 - Beyond Love and Hate'' takes place in Bhutan in a fictional city called Lezim Chuzom. The {{Deuteragonist}} of the movie, Tenzing, also has a very common Bhutanese last name of Wangchuk. The director, Naoyoshi Shiotani, even visited Bhutan to do location scouting work in the country.

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* The entirety of ''Anime/PsychoPass: Sinners of the System: ''Anime/PsychoPassSinnersOfTheSystem: Case 3 - Beyond Love and Hate'' takes place in Bhutan in a fictional city called Lezim Chuzom. The {{Deuteragonist}} of the movie, Tenzing, also has a very common Bhutanese last name of Wangchuk. The director, Naoyoshi Shiotani, even visited Bhutan to do location scouting work in the country.


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* The entirety of ''Anime/PsychoPass: Sinners of the System: Case 3 - Beyond Love and Hate'' takes place in Bhutan in a fictional city called Lezim Chuzom. The {{Deuteragonist}} of the movie, Tenzing, also has a very common Bhutanese last name of Wangchuk. The director, Naoyoshi Shiotani, even visited Bhutan to do location scouting work in the country.


A very small mountainous South Asian Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), its independence has endured for centuries and it has never been colonized in its history. A land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s, he sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.

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A very small mountainous South Asian Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), its has enjoyed enduring independence has endured for centuries and it has centuries, having never been colonized in its history. A land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s, he sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.


* Bhutan is a selectable stage in the game ''Override: Mech City Brawl.''

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* Bhutan is a selectable stage in the game ''Override: Mech City Brawl.''''VideoGame/OverrideMechCityBrawl''.


A very small mountainous South Asian Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), was a land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s. He sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.

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A very small mountainous South Asian Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), was a its independence has endured for centuries and it has never been colonized in its history. A land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s. He 1630s, he sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.



Jigme Singye Wangchuck ascended to the throne. He was later responsible for the many modern reforms of Bhutan, including parliamentary democracy, and created the concept of Gross National Happiness. He abdicated to his eldest son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who received international attention for being MrFanservice.

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Jigme Singye Wangchuck ascended to the throne. He was later responsible for the many modern reforms of Bhutan, including parliamentary democracy, and created the concept of Gross National Happiness. He abdicated to his eldest son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who received international attention for being MrFanservice. His consort, Jetsun Pema, is also a stunning beauty and not for nothing are the couple dubbed "the William and Kate of the Himalayas".

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* Bhutan is a selectable stage in the game ''Override: Mech City Brawl.''

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* The country is visited (though involuntarily) in ''VideoGame/PinkPantherPassportToPeril''. One of the campers also hails from Bhutan.
* The first episode of the second season of ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' reveals that Nabuo's love interest, Sayaka, moved to Bhutan; one of the many "rewrites" the Akibaranger world experienced.


A small mountainous Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), was a land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s. He sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibeten culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.

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A very small mountainous South Asian Kingdom sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་ཡུལ་), officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan ('''Dzongkha:''' འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་), was a land of minor warring fiefdoms until Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal united them in the 1630s. He sought to carve a separate identity from the Tibeten Tibetan culture from which many practices derived. The country fell to civil war with his passing, but the country was able to thwart two invasion attempts. They invaded Cooch Behar kingdom (now part of West Bengal), which appealed to the British East India Company, which helped ousted the Bhutanese and both parties signed a peace treaty that lead to a tenuous peace. Actual peace followed during the Duar Wars, where Bhutan was defeated.


Bhutan is one of the two countries to have no previous governing power by another country, the other is Nepal, according to TheOtherWiki.

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Bhutan is one of the two countries to have no previous governing power by another country, the other is Nepal, according to TheOtherWiki.
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The RBA is known for being involved in pracekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin.

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The RBA is known for being involved in pracekeeping peacekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin.


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The RBA is known for being involved in pracekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin when Jingye Singye Wangchuck called for one identity, limiting immigration and halted education specifically for minorities. As of 2016, the policies taken are slowly being reversed.

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The RBA is known for being involved in pracekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin origin.

Bhutan has a Nepali and Lhotsampa minority groups, but they were being marginalized
when Jingye Singye Wangchuck called for one identity, limiting immigration and halted education specifically for minorities. As of 2016, the policies taken are slowly being reversed.



One of the odder aspects (at least, odd to a foreigner) is that they have a [[ForHappiness Happiness Index]], and according to magazine ''Business Week'', it is the happiest country in Asia.

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One of the odder aspects (at least, odd to a foreigner) is that they have a [[ForHappiness Happiness Index]], and according to magazine ''Business Week'', it is the happiest country in Asia.
Asia. Some economists has critizied the GNH since it's too subjective that it would suit Bhutanese interest.


One of only four countries[[labelnote:]] (five prior to July 2015; since then, Cuba and the USA have reopened their respective embassies)[[/labelnote]] to not have diplomatic relations with the United States. Two of the others are sworn enemies (North Korea and Iran), and the other one is a complex diplomatic issue (Taiwan), so this one just seems really out of place. In Bhutan's defense, the kingdom doesn't have much in the way of diplomatic relations with anyone so far, they have only exchanged ambassadors with India and Nepal.

Bhutan has an army, which consists of the Royal Bhutan Army, the Royal Bodyguard and militia. They're known for being involved in pracekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin when Jingye Singye Wangchuck called for one identity, limiting immigration and halted education specifically for minorities. As of 2016, the policies taken are slowly being reversed.

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One of only four countries[[labelnote:]] (five prior to July 2015; since then, Cuba and the USA have reopened their respective embassies)[[/labelnote]] to not have diplomatic relations with the United States. Two of the others are sworn enemies (North Korea and Iran), and the other one is a complex diplomatic issue (Taiwan), so this one just seems really out of place. In Bhutan's defense, the kingdom doesn't have much in the way of diplomatic relations with anyone so far, they have only exchanged ambassadors with India India, Nepal and Nepal.

Bangladesh.

Bhutan has an army, which consists of the Royal Bhutan Army, the Royal Bodyguard and militia. They're Any air force support is relayed to India and to a lesser extent, Nepal. As such, they're mostly trained and equipped by India.

The RBA is
known for being involved in pracekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin when Jingye Singye Wangchuck called for one identity, limiting immigration and halted education specifically for minorities. As of 2016, the policies taken are slowly being reversed.

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Bhutan has an army, which consists of the Royal Bhutan Army, the Royal Bodyguard and militia. They're known for being involved in pracekeeping operations, but were involved circa 2003 in taking on Indian-based communist militants in the southwest, as well as a pro-communist rebel group making up on disenfranchised Bhutanese of Nepali origin when Jingye Singye Wangchuck called for one identity, limiting immigration and halted education specifically for minorities. As of 2016, the policies taken are slowly being reversed.

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