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Tuvalu

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Formerly the Ellice Islands, a British Protectorate since 1892. On the recommendation of a Commissioner, appointed by the British Government, to consider requests that the island group be separated from the Gilbert Islands, a referendum was held in 1974. There was a large majority in favour of separation and this took place in Oct. 1975. Independence was achieved on 1 Oct. 1978.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1983

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  • John Paxton

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