Vanuatu 2005

Yearbook 2005 Vanuatu. According to countryaah, Port-Vila is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Vanuatu. Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sato Kilman visited China in January, the first official visit between the countries following Vanuatu’s controversial recognition of Taiwan in the autumn of 2004. It was then […]

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Tuvalu 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tuvalu. According to countryaah, Vaiaku is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tuvalu. Three parliamentary elections during the year favored the government, which in September had a two-thirds majority for the first time in five years. The majority gave the government the opportunity to change the constitution […]

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Tonga 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tonga. According to countryaah, Nuku’alofa is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tonga. Clive Edwards, one of the ministers who had been fired in the fall of 2004, stepped down in January, accusing Crown Prince Tupouto and his younger brother Prime Minister Lavaka ‘Ulukalala Ata of being […]

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Solomon Islands 2005

Yearbook 2005 Solomon Islands. Former warlord Harold Keke was tried at the beginning of the year, accused of murdering a Catholic priest and politician. According to countryaah, Honiara is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Solomon Islands. Keke was sentenced to life imprisonment and two of his co-workers were […]

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Samoa 2005

Yearbook 2005 Samoa. According to countryaah, Apia is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Samoa. Samoa is often hit by tropical hurricanes, and in February the capital of the Apia was feared to get in the way of the powerful Hurricane Olaf. But Samoa avoided a direct hit and […]

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Papua New Guinea 2005

Yearbook 2005 Papua New Guinea. According to countryaah, Port Moresby is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Papua New Guinea. The Australian police force that had arrived in Papua New Guinea before New Year was questioned at the beginning of the year. Several hundred Papuan police protested the presence […]

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Palau 2005

Yearbook 2005 Palau. In September, President Tommy Remengesau asked the House of Representatives to create a commission to review the Compact of Free Association agreement with the United States. Under the agreement, the United States manages Palau’s defense and provides the country with extensive assistance. According to countryaah, Melekeok is the capital and one of […]

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New Zealand 2005

Yearbook 2005 New Zealand. The political temperature was raised before the parliamentary elections which must be held before September 24. Although the Labor-led government was able to point to the good economy under their rule, the Conservative Nationalist Party began to crack down on Labor in opinion polls. According to countryaah, Wellington is the capital […]

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Nauru 2005

Yearbook 2005 Nauru. In May, Nauru resumed diplomatic relations with Taiwan after nearly three years of interruption. According to countryaah, Yaren District is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Nauru. This was confirmed by President Ludwig Scotty and Taiwan’s Foreign Minister in a joint statement. The former president of […]

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Micronesia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Micronesia Federation. In the March 8 parliamentary elections, eight of the ten senators who were to be elected were re-elected. Micronesia’s single-chamber parliament has 14 members, ten of whom are elected for two years and the rest for four years. For Chuuk, only four, including a new one, were approved by five members […]

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Marshall Islands 2005

Yearbook 2005 Marshall Islands. In May, the Marshall Islands government submitted its demands to the United States Congress for increased compensation for damage caused by the 67 nuclear explosions the United States made on the atolls in 1946-58. According to countryaah, Majuro is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of […]

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Kiribati 2005

Yearbook 2005 Kiribati. In May, the country received a brief visit from Taiwan’s President Chen Shuibian, who made a tour of the region. The opposition in Kiribati is still against the government’s 2003 decision to recognize Taiwan and sever diplomatic relations with China. Opposition leader Harry Tong, brother of President Anote Tong, planned a demonstration […]

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Fiji 2005

Yearbook 2005 Fiji. A large part of the year was marked by the aftermath of the coup in 2000. At the same time as judgments were announced against participants in the coup, led by businessman George Speight, who serves a life sentence for high treason, the government wanted to introduce amnesty laws, which led to […]

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Australia 2005

Yearbook 2005 According to Digopaul, Canberra is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Australia. Australia is the largest country in Oceania. Labor opposition leader Mark Latham resigned in January due to illness. He also left his seat in Parliament. Latham’s successor was elected former party leader Kim Beazley, who […]

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Oceania

Oceania is the smallest continent on Earth, being mostly composed of Australia, the main and most developed country in the region. The Oceania is a continent located southeast of Asia, comprising a set of islands added to Australia, the latter regarded as a landmass called “Australasia”. It has a total area of 8,480,355 km², where […]

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