History UsefulNotes / Kiribati

21st Jan '14 7:57:16 PM zero5889
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!!Kiribati in fiction : * The ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'' expansion ''Pacific Fighters'' features the American and Japanese aerial operations during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. ----

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_Kiribati_svg_761.png ---- !!Kiribati in fiction : * The ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'' expansion ''Pacific Fighters'' features the American and Japanese aerial operations during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_Kiribati_svg_761.png ---- !!Kiribati in fiction : * org/pmwiki/pub/images/kiribati_flag_269.png ->The flag is based on its old charge as a British colony. The ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'' expansion ''Pacific Fighters'' features flag shows a golden frigatebird, symbolizing freedom, flying toward the American red sky over the sun rising from the ocean. The three white waves on the blue ocean stand for the main island groups -- the Gilbert, Line and Japanese aerial operations during Phoenix Islands -- and the Battle sun's 17 rays stand for the sixteen islands of the Gilbert Group -- Abaiang, Abemama, Aranuka, Arorae, Beru, Butaritari, Kuria, Maiana, Makin, Marakei, Nikunau, Nonouti, Onotoa, Tabiteuea, Tamana and Tarawa in 1943. -- as well as Banaba Island.
16th Aug '13 1:55:33 PM MarkLungo
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The islands were occupied by the Japanese during WorldWarII. One of the bloodiest battles on the Pacific theater, the Battle of Tarawa, took place in Kiribati. Some of the islands were used later as testing ground for nuclear weapons.
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The islands were occupied by the Japanese during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. One of the bloodiest battles on the Pacific theater, the Battle of Tarawa, took place in Kiribati. Some of the islands were used later as testing ground for nuclear weapons.

The country has some problems with the excess of population: while itís not THAT populous (100,800 as of 2010), the islands are too small, and considering that almost all the people live in the central islands, theyíre starting to lack some space to breathe. They also moved the InternationalDateLine to the east (it passed through the middle of the country before), causing some controversy, but also attracting tourism (the first country to enter the third millennium! Yay!) According to global warming estimates, if the sea levels keep rising, the country [[DownerEnding will very likely disappear due to the very low altitude of all the islands]]. Thatís why the government is trying to convince Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to accept all the countryís inhabitants as refugees in the eventuality.
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The country has some problems with the excess of population: while itís not THAT populous (100,800 as of 2010), the islands are too small, and considering that almost all the people live in the central islands, theyíre starting to lack some space to breathe. They also moved the InternationalDateLine UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine to the east (it passed through the middle of the country before), causing some controversy, but also attracting tourism (the first country to enter the third millennium! Yay!) According to global warming estimates, if the sea levels keep rising, the country [[DownerEnding will very likely disappear due to the very low altitude of all the islands]]. Thatís why the government is trying to convince Australia, New Zealand UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/NewZealand and Fiji UsefulNotes/{{Fiji}} to accept all the countryís inhabitants as refugees in the eventuality.
6th Apr '13 11:07:15 AM StarSword
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* The ''{{IL-2 Sturmovik}}'' expansion ''Pacific Fighters'' features the American and Japanese aerial operations during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.
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* The ''{{IL-2 Sturmovik}}'' ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'' expansion ''Pacific Fighters'' features the American and Japanese aerial operations during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.
6th Oct '12 1:42:39 AM EmmaWoodhouse18
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there's a recent article in Telegraph about how they're now trying to convince Fiji
According to global warming estimates, if the sea levels keep rising, the country [[DownerEnding will very likely disappear due to the very low altitude of all the islands]]. Thatís why the government is trying to convince Australia and New Zealand to accept all the countryís inhabitants as refugees in the eventuality.
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According to global warming estimates, if the sea levels keep rising, the country [[DownerEnding will very likely disappear due to the very low altitude of all the islands]]. Thatís why the government is trying to convince Australia and Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to accept all the countryís inhabitants as refugees in the eventuality.
24th Jul '12 9:31:04 AM EarlOfSandvich
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5th May '12 1:08:07 AM LordGro
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I really don't get that "Fitzcarraldo" reference. It seems rather random. But I'll leave it.
Kiribati is another bunch of islands (atolls, to be specific) dispersed by many kilometers, whose main languages are English and Gilbertese, named for the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, the man who sighted the islands for the first time. Actually, the name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of Gilbert (like [[WernerHerzog Fitzcarraldo]] was the pronunciation of Fitzgerald to the natives). Oddly, the name is pronounced ''Kiribas'', as the 'ti' sound in Kiribati names equates to 's' for English-speakers.
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Kiribati is another bunch of islands (atolls, to be specific) dispersed by many kilometers, whose main languages are English and Gilbertese, named for the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, the man who sighted the islands for the first time. Actually, the name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of Gilbert (like [[WernerHerzog Fitzcarraldo]] ''Film/{{Fitzcarraldo}}'' was the pronunciation of Fitzgerald to the natives). Oddly, the name is pronounced ''Kiribas'', as the 'ti' sound in Kiribati names equates to 's' for English-speakers.
3rd Apr '12 4:16:39 AM ZemplinTemplar
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According to global warming estimates, the country [[DownerEnding will disappear due to the rising of the ocean]]. Thatís why the government is trying to convince Australia and New Zealand to accept all the countryís inhabitants as refugees in the eventuality.
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According to global warming estimates, if the sea levels keep rising, the country [[DownerEnding will very likely disappear due to the rising very low altitude of all the ocean]].islands]]. Thatís why the government is trying to convince Australia and New Zealand to accept all the countryís inhabitants as refugees in the eventuality.
3rd Apr '12 4:14:50 AM ZemplinTemplar
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!!Kiribati in fiction : * The ''{{IL-2 Sturmovik}}'' expansion ''Pacific Fighters'' features the American and Japanese aerial operations during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. ----
1st Jul '11 8:09:33 PM Ckuckoo
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Kiribati is another bunch of islands (atolls, to be specific) dispersed by many kilometers, whose main languages are English and Gilbertese, named for the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, the man who sighted the islands for the first time. Actually, the name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of Gilbert (like [[WernerHerzog Fitzcarraldo]] was the pronunciation of Fitzgerald to the natives).
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Kiribati is another bunch of islands (atolls, to be specific) dispersed by many kilometers, whose main languages are English and Gilbertese, named for the British Captain Thomas Gilbert, the man who sighted the islands for the first time. Actually, the name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of Gilbert (like [[WernerHerzog Fitzcarraldo]] was the pronunciation of Fitzgerald to the natives). natives). Oddly, the name is pronounced ''Kiribas'', as the 'ti' sound in Kiribati names equates to 's' for English-speakers.

The country has some problems with the excess of population: while itís not THAT populous (98,000 people on 2009), the islands are too small, and considering that almost all the people live in the central islands, theyíre starting to lack some space to breathe. They also moved the InternationalDateLine to the east (it passed through the middle of the country before), causing some controversy, but also attracting tourism (the first country to enter the third millennium! Yay!)
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The country has some problems with the excess of population: while itís not THAT populous (98,000 people on 2009), (100,800 as of 2010), the islands are too small, and considering that almost all the people live in the central islands, theyíre starting to lack some space to breathe. They also moved the InternationalDateLine to the east (it passed through the middle of the country before), causing some controversy, but also attracting tourism (the first country to enter the third millennium! Yay!)
11th Jun '11 6:06:21 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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Replacing the map to keep using the same maps
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