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Government type:
Authoritarian Regime


Bhutan is a sovereign state in South Asia. A landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan borders the Flag of British Raj British Raj to the south,and Flag of Tibet Tibet to the north. To the west, it is separated from Flag of Nepal Nepal by the Indian state of West Bengal.

Historical Background

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.

National Spirits

Bhutan starts with no National Spirits.

National Focus

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 slight negative relationship with everyone else (-10). Bhutan begins without any alliances at the start of 1936.



neutrality Wangchuk dynasty

  • No Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
  • No 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%

Political Parties

Party Name Party Ideology Party Leader Popularity Country Name Is Ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic No leader 0% Bhutanese Republic No
Communist communism Communist No leader 0% Union of Red Dragons No
Fascist fascism Fascist No leader 0% Thunder Dragon Empire No
Wangchuk dynasty neutrality Non-Aligned Jigme Wangchuk 100% Bhutan Yes


The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Political Advisors

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Sonam Tobgay Dorji Backroom Backstabber +5% Political Power Gain,+15%Ideology drift defense 150 Political power.png
Mang-pos Bhur-ba'i Popular Figurehead +15% National unity 150 Political power.png
Langa Yeshey Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.1, gets event "Move towards Democracy" 150 Political power.png
Jigme Palden Dorji Captain of Industry +10% Civilian Factory construction speed,+10% Infrastructure construction speed, +10% Refinery construction speed 150 Political power.png
Hemal Ngawang Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.1, gets event "Communism on the Rise" 150 Political power.png
Ram Tshering Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.1, gets event "Fascism on the Rise" 150 Political power.png


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:

  • Infantry
    • Basic eq.
    • Mountain Infantry I.



Bhutan starts with the following buildings :

1 Military factoryMilitary Factories 0 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 2 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

As well as a free slot.


Bhutan starts with the following resources :

Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
0 0 0 0 2(1) 0

*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. In the bracket are the resources exported for trading.



No No Infantry

Total: 0 Divisions


No No Ships

Total: 0 Ships

Air Force

No No Fighters

Total: 0 Planes

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