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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BTN

Website

Bhutan

Established

12/17/1907

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

8/26/2012


Institutions

National Assembly

King of Bhutan


DESCRIPTION

In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal affairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs. This role was assumed by independent India after 1947. Two years later, a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned the areas of Bhutan annexed by the British, formalized the annual subsidies the country received, and defined India's responsibilities in defense and foreign relations. A refugee issue of some 100,000 Bhutanese in Nepal remains unresolved; 90% of the refugees are housed in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps. Maoist Assamese separatists from India, who have established themselves in the southeast portion of Bhutan, have drawn Indian cross-border incursions.


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Category

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Contributor

2/29/2012 12:00 pm

Perspective

In Bhutan, Happiness Level Measures Success

Incurious Mongrul

12/4/2008 7:00 am

News

The Three Amigos, in Bhutan

ArmyDem

3/28/2005 12:00 pm

News

Bhutan Unveils First Constitution, Aims Democracy

Brandon


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