Independent Nation or US Colony? The Island State of Palau

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Palau as seen on a map of the Pacific

[ Ed. note – Thursday’s vote by the UN General Assembly, denouncing the US for its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, continues to send reverberations around the world. As I mentioned in an article posted the same day of the vote, only eight countries voted along with the US in opposition to the resolution.

One of these was Palau, an island nation in the Pacific, which covers an area of 180 square miles (less than half the size of the city of Los Angeles), with a population of approximately 21,503.

Below is an article about Palau which I wrote five years ago. This was in 2012, and what occasioned the it was another historic vote by the UN General Assembly–on the question of whether or not the UN should extend observer status to…

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