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Tonga Introduction 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Tonga Introduction 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Background:
Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.


NOTE: The information regarding Tonga on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tonga Introduction 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tonga Introduction 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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