Bhutan, Paro
Bhutan is a tiny Bhuddist country of 700,000 people which boasts achieving peace and happiness for its people. It is ruled by a constitutional monarch who has proposed the concept of GNH - or Gross National Happiness. While it seems like a modern day Shangri La, current peace came at a price when in the late 1980's and 1990's the inhabitants in the southern part of the country, who were partly Tibetan and partly Hindu in religion, were expelled, imprisoned and some reported torture. About 2000 refugees fled the country and a small number ended up here in Minnesota not far from where I live.
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