Bhutan. According to
Countryaah, something of a cultural revolution occurred when
the one-ruler, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, allowed his
people to watch TV in connection with the World Cup in June
/ July. A large TV screen was set up in the capital Thimphu
where the matches could be seen via Indian television's live
broadcasts. Before that, the authorities had done what they
could to culturally isolate the country.
In early July, the king reformed his government for the
first time in 26 years, appointing six new ministers. The
National Assembly immediately approved the King's proposal.