Nauru, at one point, had the highest GDP per capita in the entire world - as a tiny, newly independent island nation. But then things went south. You can click on the title to learn more!
The Country With the Best Name
Image Credit to News.com.au| What country has the best name in the world? Well, not only does Tuvalu's name roll off one's tongue, but it also provides 10% of the country's revenue! You can click the title to learn more!
The Cinderella State
A Map of Australia's States and Territories Introduction The term “Cinderella State” is used in Australian politics when one believes their state is of a disadvantage to other Australian states in regards to its relation to the federal government pertaining to their economic and political needs. It comes from the character Cinderella, who herself was … Continue reading The Cinderella State
Tonga’s Forgotten Empire: The Story of Using Science to Determine History
Introduction Tonga was first settled by Austronesian explorers in around 862 BC when they settled the town of Nukuleka. Starting in the 12th century, the Tu’i Tonga, sometimes called the Tongan Empire, was a vast Polynesian empire that consisted of Niue, Samoa, Fiji, Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia, and even part of the Solomon Islands. … Continue reading Tonga’s Forgotten Empire: The Story of Using Science to Determine History
Papua New Guinea’s 850 Histories: How Papua New Guinea Became So Linguistically Diverse
Introduction Papua New Guinea is home to 850-odd languages, and only 3 of those languages are official languages of the country. Papua New Guinea holds the record for the highest language diversity in the world. How Did This Happen? Like the Ladin Valley region in Italy, Papua New Guinea has many natural barriers that prevent … Continue reading Papua New Guinea’s 850 Histories: How Papua New Guinea Became So Linguistically Diverse