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Nauru Introduction 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/nauru/nauru_introduction.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Nauru Introduction 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Background:
The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.


NOTE: The information regarding Nauru on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nauru Introduction 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nauru Introduction 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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