1910-1968 History of Bhutan





Bhutan since 1968



In 1968 the first CABINET was formed. In 1971 Bhutan joined the UNITED NATIONS. In 1972, King JIGME SINGYE WANGCHUK ascended to the throne. In 1974, tourists were allowed to enter the country for the first time.
In 1986 a citizenship law was passed that branded the descendants of Nepali immigrants as alien residents. Later, the use of Nepali as language of instruction was forbidden; pressure applied on the Nepali community caused many to flee (c. 80,000 or c. 10 % of the total population of Bhutan). In 1990 violence erupted among the Nepalese residents in Bhutan.
In 1998 the country became a CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY; in 1999 TV began broadcasting.

The Bhutan National Olympic Committee was formed in 1983, and recognized by IOC the same year.





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Articles National Olympic Committee, from Wikipedia
Timeline : Bhutan, from BBC News
DOCUMENTS Agreement on Trade and Commerce between India and Bhutan, Jan. 17th 1972, from India Bilateral Treaties
Agreement on the Exchange of Postal Parceld, between India and Bhutan, Dec. 16th 1972, from India Bilateral Treaties
Agreement between India and Bhutan on the Chukha Hydroelectric Project, March 23 1974, from India Bilateral Treaties
REFERENCE Article : Dependent States : Bhutan, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969 pp.279-281, 1970 p.279, 1971 p.270, 1972 p.119, 1973 p.116, 1974 p.125, 1975 p.109, 1976 pp.168-169, 1977 p.171, 1978 p.225, 1979 p.223, 1980 p.220, 1981 p.218, 1982 p.218, 1983 p.276, 1984 p.212, 1985 pp.508. 640, 1986 pp.504, 636, 1987 pp.473, 605, 1988 pp.451, 557, 1989 pp.430, 557, 1990 pp.448, 573, 1991 pp.430, 557, 1992 pp.402, 557, 1993 pp.404, 566, 1994 pp.404, 566, 1995 pp.380, 566, 1996 pp.378, 566, 1997 pp.397, 564, 2002 pp.395-396, 561 [G]
Article : Bhutan, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1970-1971 pp.759-760, 1975-1976 p.772, 1976-1977 pp.779-781, 1978-1979 pp.214-215, 1979-1980 pp.213-214, 1980-1981 pp.213-215, 1981-1982 pp.216-218, 1983-1984 pp.215-217, 1984-1985 pp.214-216, 1985-1986 pp.213-215, 1986-1987 pp.214-216, 1987-1988 pp.214-216, 1988-1989 pp.214-216, 1989-1990 pp.215-217, 1990-1991 pp.215-217, 1991-1992 pp.214-217, 1992-1993 pp.214-217, 1993-1994 pp.215-218, 1994-1995 pp.210-213, 1995-1996 pp.199-202, 1996-1997 pp.214-217, 1997-1998 pp.219-222, 1998-1999 pp.245-248, 2000 pp.296-299, 2001 pp.288-291, 2002 pp.302-305, 2003 pp.300-303, 2004 pp.302-305, 2005 pp.296-300, 2006 pp.292-295 [G]
Article : Bhutan, in : The World in Figures 1st ed. 1976 pp.162-163, 2nd ed. 1978 pp.162-163, 4th ed. 1984 pp.162-163 [G]
Entry : Kingdom of Bhutan, Cabinet, p.14; Background Notes, pp.313-316, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Article : Bhutan, in : Americana Annual 1972 pp.134-135, 1973 p.129 [G]
Entry : Bhutan, pp.280-283 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]



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