History of Bhutan


Bhutan’s history begins when the country was united into one kingdom in the 17th century. In 1907, the current dynasty, Wangchuk, came to the throne. Bhutan maintained a strict isolation for hundreds of years, but around 1960 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk initiated a reform policy with a cautious opening outward. In 1998, a democratization process started. The king then gave up his almost absolute power and resigned from the post…

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Economy and Business in Bhutan

Economy in Bhutan

Bhutan’s economy is small and underdeveloped, but the country has large natural resources in the form of hydropower, forests and minerals. Since the 1990s, Bhutan has enjoyed steady economic growth. The most important industries are hydropower, agriculture and forestry, which employ more than half of the population. The country’s large mountainous areas make it difficult and expensive to build roads and other infrastructure. The large variations in climate and vegetation…

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Georgia’s Literature

Georgia's Literature

The earliest known texts in Georgian origin from the first centuries after the introduction of Christianity in the first half of the 300s. They are mostly of a religious, Christian nature, but in later medieval literature we occasionally glimpse pre-literary oral traditions (folk poetry, epic). The earliest delivered text is the martyrdom of Saint Shushanik by Iakob Tsurtaveli (AD 400), which tells of the conflict between Christianity and Iranian Zarathustism,…

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