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Fiji

Nation and archipelago in the SW Pacific, 1,300 mi N of New Zealand . Discovered by Abel Tasman in 1643, it was visited by Captain James Cook in 1774. The Fiji Island s, strategically located and agriculturally rich, were annexed by Great Britain in 1858. An important Allied supply point in World War II, Fiji became an independent dominion of the Commonwealth in 1970 with Sir Ratu Kamisese Mara as prime minister. In 1987 Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka led two coups that took control of the government for the native Fijians from the ethnic Indians. Fiji was declared a republic and left the Common-wealth of Nations. In 1990 a new constitution granted nonurban native Fijians a disproportionate say in the government. In 1992, Rabuka became prime minister, and in 1994 Mara was appointed president. In 1997, the constitution was amended giving nonethnic Fijians a larger voice, and in 1999 Mahendra Chaudhry of the Labor Party became Fiji’s first ethnic Indian prime minister. In 2000 a military coup by Fijian nationalists took power, but the coup eventually failed. A new government was elected in 2002, but was ruled illegal when it did not include the opposition party. In 2004, Chaudhry agreed to take a role as head of the opposition and the government crisis was ended, but ethnic conflict continues to be a problem.


     

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the first nudist beach in south korea to be or not to be

One of the South Korean provinces under the name of Gangwon-do in the near future plans to open the first and only beach for nudists. Local authorities believe that this will attract more tourists. ... read more

chocolate +¦bidos

In mid-March, namely 14 the number in the territory of one of the Portuguese city of óbidos will be the sweetest event of the year - the international festival of chocolate. For the sake of this eve... read more

venetian tourists have to leave noisy suitcases at home

Residents of Venice spoke negatively about the tourists, but rather on their suitcases. Yes, indeed they are quite convenient and are popular among tourists, but people make too much noise due to the... read more

botanical gardens queen's park was opened for visitors in italy

The Park project that will be completed by 2020, covers about 50 hectares area between the municipality of Florence and Fiesole. ... read more

elephants rescue

In Thailand began the season of heavy rains. The greatest difficulty experienced tourists who were vacationing in the main resort town of the Kingdom - Phuket. Sixteen people who went for a walk thro... read more