Bhutan is a sovereign state in South Asia. A landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan borders the British Raj to the south, and Tibet to the north. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of West Bengal.
During the 1870s, power struggles between the rival valleys of Paro and Tongsa led to civil war in Bhutan, eventually leading to the ascendancy of Ugyen Wangchuck, the "Ponlop" (governor) of Tongsa. From his power base in central Bhutan, Ugyen Wangchuck defeated his political enemies and united the country following several civil wars and rebellions during 1882–85.
In 1907, an epochal year for the country, Ugyen Wangchuck was unanimously chosen as the hereditary king of the country by an assembly of leading Buddhist monks, government officials, and heads of important families. The British government promptly recognized the new monarchy, and in 1910, Bhutan signed the Treaty of Punakha, a subsidiary alliance which gave the British control of Bhutan's foreign affairs and meant that Bhutan was treated as an Indian princely state. This had little real effect, given Bhutan's historical reticence, and also did not appear to affect Bhutan's traditional relations with Tibet. After the new Union of India gained independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, Bhutan became one of the first countries to recognize India's independence. On 8 August 1949, a treaty similar to that of 1910, in which Britain had gained power over Bhutan's foreign relations, was signed with the newly independent India.
Bhutan starts with no National Spirits.
Bhutan is not a major country and therefore shares the common generic national focus tree which covers five areas: Army, Aviation, Navy, Industry, and Politics.
As a Non-Aligned country, Bhutan has a positive relationship with other Non-Aligned countries (+20) and a slightly negative relationship with everyone else (-10). Bhutan begins without any alliances at the start of 1936.
- Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
- Can puppet a country.
- Generate war goal tension limit: +50%
- Lend-lease tension limit: +40%
- Send volunteers tension limit: +40%
- Guarantee tension limit: +40%
- Join faction tension limit: +40%
- Ideology drift defense: -30%
The nation starts with the following laws:
The following table may contain outdated information that is inaccurate for the current version of the game. The last version it was verified as up to date for was 1.7.
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
Bhutan starts in 1936 with two research slots. It can gain two further slots from its National focuses - Extra Research Slot and Extra Research Slot II. Bhutan begins with the following researched in the 1936 start date:
- Basic eq.
- Mountain Infantry I.
Bhutan starts with the following buildings :
|1 Military Factories||0 Naval Dockyard||2 Civilian Factories|
As well as a free slot.
Bhutan starts with the following resources :
*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. In the bracket are the resources exported for trading.