History UsefulNotes / Fiji

22nd Jul '16 3:01:32 PM onionmaster
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* The first {{Tekken}} has a level set in Fiji, which was also remade for the second.
15th Nov '15 8:33:58 PM Potato_dude42
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Fiji got its independence in 1970. Since then, it has passed by a certain number of coups; the last one ([[http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/rumblings-of-a-revolution/2007/10/26/1192941338637.html in 2006]]) eventually triggered a constitutional crisis in 2009 regarding its legality. The country was suspended of the Commonwealth of Nations for this reason. Although now a Republic, the Council of High Chiefs (which chooses both the President and the Prime Minister) passed a resolution that they still consider Elizabeth of Windsor to be the Paramount High Chief, which is (to say the least) a constitutional anomaly.)

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Fiji got its independence in 1970. Since then, it has passed by a certain number of coups; the last one ([[http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/rumblings-of-a-revolution/2007/10/26/1192941338637.html in 2006]]) eventually triggered a constitutional crisis in 2009 regarding its legality. The country was suspended of the Commonwealth of Nations for this reason. Although now a Republic, the Council of High Chiefs (which chooses both the President and the Prime Minister) passed a resolution that they still consider [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Elizabeth of Windsor Windsor]] to be the Paramount High Chief, which is (to say the least) a constitutional anomaly.)


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* Similarly, the 1980 film adaption of ''Literature/TheBlueLagoon'' was mostly shot on some of the more remote islands of Fiji. Again, the actual name of the island within the story is never specified.
3rd Jun '14 9:10:45 AM Elkhound
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At first the Europeans weren’t too keen on visiting the islands because of the [[CapturedByCannibals cannibalism]] of the tribes (they even dubbed the islands [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Cannibal Isles]]). Eventually the Dutch settled there while they were on the neighborhood and some time later they gave it to the British, turning it into a colony.

Fiji got its independence in 1970. Since then, it has passed by a certain number of coups; the last one ([[http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/rumblings-of-a-revolution/2007/10/26/1192941338637.html in 2006]]) eventually triggered a constitutional crisis in 2009 regarding its legality. The country was suspended of the Commonwealth of Nations for this reason.

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At first the Europeans weren’t too keen on visiting the islands because of the [[CapturedByCannibals cannibalism]] of the tribes (they even dubbed the islands [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Cannibal Isles]]). Eventually the Dutch settled there while they were on the neighborhood and some time later they gave it to the British, turning it into a colony.

colony. The current British King or Queen was automatically elected as Paramount High Chief by the Council of High Chiefs.

Fiji got its independence in 1970. Since then, it has passed by a certain number of coups; the last one ([[http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/rumblings-of-a-revolution/2007/10/26/1192941338637.html in 2006]]) eventually triggered a constitutional crisis in 2009 regarding its legality. The country was suspended of the Commonwealth of Nations for this reason.
reason. Although now a Republic, the Council of High Chiefs (which chooses both the President and the Prime Minister) passed a resolution that they still consider Elizabeth of Windsor to be the Paramount High Chief, which is (to say the least) a constitutional anomaly.)
21st Jan '14 9:04:22 PM zero5889
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[[AC:The Fijian flag]]
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->In a deviation from the standard British "blue ensign", the rest of the field is sky-blue, representing the Pacific Ocean. At the fly side is the national coat-of-arms, which reflects its English heritage through the English lion at the upper third and St. George's Cross (symbol of England) occupying the lower two-thirds; the white spaces on the cross are occupied by a coconut tree, sugarcanes and a bunch of bananas -- all three of which are local crops -- as well as the dove of peace, the personal symbol of Seru Epenisa Cakobau, the first King of Fiji.
1st Jul '13 4:15:28 PM JIKTV
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During the WorldWarII, Fijian troops were part of the ANZAC forces.

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During the WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Fijian troops were part of the ANZAC forces.



It's also known for being the home of [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling great]] [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]].



* It makes an indirect appearance in ''CastAway''. The movie was filmed on one of the small uninhabited volcanic isles of the country and is supposed to [[CaliforniaDoubling represent]] a fictional island south of the Cook islands.
* Though the islands themselves are not shown, much reference is made in early episodes of Series/RedDwarf to Dave Lister's plan to open a farm on Fiji, have a sheep and a cow, and breed horses. The Felis sapien race who evolved from his cat Frankenstein's kittens have adopted this plan, and go so far as to refer to Cloister's Promised Land of Fuchal. It does however say that after a volcanic eruption, most of Fiji is under 3 feet of water.

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* It makes an indirect appearance in ''CastAway''.''Film/CastAway''. The movie was filmed on one of the small uninhabited volcanic isles of the country and is supposed to [[CaliforniaDoubling represent]] a fictional island south of the Cook islands.
* Though the islands themselves are not shown, much reference is made in early episodes of Series/RedDwarf ''Series/RedDwarf'' to Dave Lister's plan to open a farm on Fiji, have a sheep and a cow, and breed horses. The Felis sapien race who evolved from his cat Frankenstein's kittens have adopted this plan, and go so far as to refer to Cloister's Promised Land of Fuchal. It does however say that after a volcanic eruption, most of Fiji is under 3 feet of water.
28th Feb '13 10:16:22 AM ArtFever
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28th Feb '13 9:53:08 AM ArtFever
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At first the Europeans weren’t too keen on visiting the islands because of the [[CapturedByCannibals cannibalism]] of the tribes (they even dubbed the islands [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cannibal Isles]]). Eventually the Dutch settled there while they were on the neighborhood and some time later they gave it to the British, turning it into a colony.

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At first the Europeans weren’t too keen on visiting the islands because of the [[CapturedByCannibals cannibalism]] of the tribes (they even dubbed the islands [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Cannibal Isles]]). Eventually the Dutch settled there while they were on the neighborhood and some time later they gave it to the British, turning it into a colony.
18th Feb '13 7:09:55 AM StFan
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24th Jul '12 9:28:35 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Though the islands themselves are not shown, much reference is made in early episodes of [[RedDwarf Red Dwarf]] to Dave Lister's plan to open a farm on Fiji, have a sheep and a cow, and breed horses. The Felis sapien race who evolved from his cat Frankenstein's kittens have adopted this plan, and go so far as to refer to Cloister's Promised Land of Fuchal. It does however say that after a volcanic eruption, most of Fiji is under 3 feet of water.

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* Though the islands themselves are not shown, much reference is made in early episodes of [[RedDwarf Red Dwarf]] Series/RedDwarf to Dave Lister's plan to open a farm on Fiji, have a sheep and a cow, and breed horses. The Felis sapien race who evolved from his cat Frankenstein's kittens have adopted this plan, and go so far as to refer to Cloister's Promised Land of Fuchal. It does however say that after a volcanic eruption, most of Fiji is under 3 feet of water.

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24th Jul '12 5:44:09 AM Durmegil
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* Though the islands themselves are not shown, much reference is made in early episodes of [[RedDwarf Red Dwarf]] to Dave Lister's plan to open a farm on Fiji, have a sheep and a cow, and breed horses. The Felis sapien race who evolved from his cat Frankenstein's kittens have adopted this plan, and go so far as to refer to Cloister's Promised Land of Fuchal. It does however say that after a volcanic eruption, most of Fiji is under 3 feet of water.
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