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  Bhutan
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  National Assembly  Bhutan United Party 0 18 +27.66%
  National Council  Independent 0 18 +80.00%
  Prime Minister  Lotay Tshering 1 18 +27.66%
Monarchy
  King of Bhutan  Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk 0 06 +100.00%


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India  

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Established December 17, 1907
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 10, 2016 10:17pm
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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Feb 29, 2012 12:00pm Perspective In Bhutan, Happiness Level Measures Success  Article Green Pigs 
Dec 04, 2008 07:00am News The Three Amigos, in Bhutan  Article ArmyDem 
Mar 28, 2005 12:00pm News Bhutan Unveils First Constitution, Aims Democracy  Article Brandonius Maximus 

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