Sat Jan 25 2014 11:11:36 GMT-0800 (PST) @maxolson:
Sat Jan 25 2014 12:14:44 GMT-0800 (PST) @rnealon:
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.
Sun Jan 26 2014 08:18:26 GMT-0800 (PST) @rnealon:
Ok, ya i'll keep it there until India's independence.