Papua New Guinea

Advertisement

Advertisement
Background: The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.



Tot: 0.18s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 3; qc: 48; dbt: 0.0528s; 48; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 1; ; mem: 6.3mb