Territory in central Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Kingdom of Bhutan


Bhutan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Bhutan (Nepali: भूटान, Bhūṭān), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when the area was unified by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who fled religious persecution in Tibet and cultivated a separate Bhutanese identity. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Bhutan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 56, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
"In 2015, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and his government continued to make progress in implementing public transparency and anticorruption initiatives, including prosecutions against public officials accused of graft. However, journalists and rights monitors, both domestic and international, raised concerns about threats to press freedom."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.82, Rank: 79, Personal Freedom: 6.57, Economic Freedom: 7.07, Democracy Index: 5.21
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.07, Rank: 75