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From Nuclear Freeze to Rising Seas: The Marshallese

April 10th, 2016, 11:51 am

These folks are a scrappy bunch - what a history.News today:Nations seek rapid ratification of Paris climate deal, four-year lock - Reuters April 10 2016"...more countries say they are suffering heatwaves, desertification, downpours and rising sea levels. Several vulnerable nations have already ratified the Paris agreement, even before the signing ceremony, led by Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Palau and the Maldives."
 
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Re: From Nuclear Freeze to Rising Seas: The Marshallese

December 6th, 2018, 8:56 pm

I forgot about this thread

The islands were part of not 1 but 4 empires
Spanish
sold to the Germans after Spain lost the Philippines to the US
seized by Japan in WW1
seized by the US in WW2

home to Bikini Atoll, where the US tested nuclear weapons, and Bikini Bottom, home to Spongebob
 
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