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Unformatted text preview: Empire, who were allowed to "guide" Bhutan's foreign affairs. Bhutan was the first country to recognize the independence of India from Britain. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck set up the legislature, to promote the increasing democratic governance that would follow. Bhutan was admitted to the UN after three years of observer status. 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 Estrogen Brigade Bait . The country is gradually opening up to the world, albeit slowly, so as to preserve its Bhuddist culture. Their flag is also famous for having a dragon on it. Needs a Better Description The Bhutanese flag...
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- Winter '09
- Civil War, Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, minor warring fiefdoms, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck