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Bhutan, the mythical country, was first populated in the 9th centuries by migrating immigrants from the Tibetan area of China. Named by his tribe Druk Yul (Land of the Thunder Dragon), the conspicuously pretty kingdom of Bhutan is located in the Himalayas between China and India. During Bhutan's early years there was no functioning governing body, but small monarchs governed by a debutante (king) spread throughout the area.
The Tibetan-Mongolian armed force overwhelmed the humble empires in the eleventh centuries and transformed the countryside into a unique religious empire. Premodern Bhutan came into being in the seventeenth centuary with a theatre regime established by the ex-patriate Drupka Monk, Ngawang Namgyal, who was seeking emancipation from the oppressed Gelugpa subgroup under the leadership of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa.
Bhutan reinforced itself as a land under the leadership of Namgyal and successfully avoided invasion of Tibetian armed groups during the 16th World War. Though the intruders were kept at rest, riots followed the demise of Namgyal, whose deaths were a strictly kept secrecy for 54 years. Bhutanian troops successfully entered and occupy the Cooch Behar empire in the eighteenth centuary, but were quickly displaced by the British East India Company in 1722.
Bhutan was also captured by the British East India Company in 1744, in parallel to its occupation of Cooch Behar area. Unfortunately, Bhutan was defeated by the British and the Bengal Duars were transferred to the UK. Intra-governmental battles lasted until the end of the 1800' and led to the ascent of the Tongsa government leader, Ugyen Wangchuck, who captured his own country's leaders and unified Bhutan.
Wangchuck was chosen the heir to the land in 1907 by an assemblage of Buddhist leaders, Buddhist religious, civil servants and leaders of important family. Bhutan two years later concluded the Treaty of Punakha, which gave Britain full power over the country's external policy, and later became an India state. For a long time under the influence of the culture of the British Empire and India, Bhutan gained sovereignty over India in 1949.
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck created the new legislative and fought for a more democratically oriented population. In 1971 Bhutan became a member of the United Nations. India is Bhutan's most important trade counterpart today, but many of its inhabitants still suffer from extreme levels of misery, and the prevalence of literacy is a serious scourge. In spite of these deficiencies, Bhutan is considered one of the luckiest Asian states.
The only way to enter Bhutan is through the cities of Phuntsholing and Samdrup Johghar. Thimphu, the capitol, is located at 7,000 ft. on the shores of the Wong Chu riverbank and is still the seat of regal authorities and a strong attraction for adventurers from all over the underworld.
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