A country filled with culture
- 600-649 AD: What is now Bhutan come under Indian rule, and many Buddhist temples are built including two in what is now Bhutan.
- 1627: people on their way to Tibet become the first people known to visit Bhutan.
- 1634: Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal becomes the leader of Bhutan and unites the country.
- 1651: Zhabdrung dies but his death is kept a secrete for 54 years so Bhutan wouldn't fall apart. People were told he was on a religious retreat and his son was taking over until he got back.
- 1864: Britain declares war on Bhutan, which lasted five months. Bhutan was defeated and lost some of there land.
- 1907: Ugyen Wangchuck is elected as Bhutan’s first hereditary ruler after uniting the country.
- 1958: Serfdom (the system of people working on farms without being paid) is abolished.
- 1966: The capital is moved from Punakha to Thimphu
- 1971: Bhutan joins the United Nations.
- 1999: T.Vs are allowed in Bhutan for the first time.
- 2004: The death penalty is abolished
- 2006: King Jigme Singye Wangchuck gives up the throne, his son becomes the world’s youngest head of state at age 26.
- 2011: The first local government elections are held, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck marries commoner Jetsun Pem
- Primary education: Many people in Bhutan live in far flung paces and live traditional lives, In larger settlements where primary school exists, children are taught for 7 years mainly in English
- Secondary education: even fewer children go on to 4 more years of school, more wealthy parents can decide weather they want to send their kids to private schools, sometimes even in foreign country's.
- Tertiary education: There is only one higher level of junior collage and two teacher collages. The main institution in the university of Bhutan founded by a decree in 2003. Its faculties offer diplomas and degree courses in science and technology, business studies, traditional medicine, language and culture, education, health sciences, natural resources, and management.
Food/Life as a kid
Children are expected to do a number of household chores, such as looking after their younger siblings, herding cows, and helping their parents with the farm work. Many children do not attend school, but their parents have soon realized the importance of sending their children to school. Schools are very far away, some students have to walk over three hours. Children get up very early in order to get to school on time. Children often don't have free time, girls help their mothers in the kitchen and boys help their fathers outside. Some children in Bhutan have never seen a computer or a TV in their life. When boys have free time they often play archery games with their friends.
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