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French Polynesia Introduction 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











French Polynesia Introduction 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Background:
The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In 1966, the French Government began testing nuclear weapons on the uninhabited Mururoa Atoll; following mounting opposition, the tests were moved underground in 1975. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing after a three-year moratorium. The tests were halted in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.

NOTE: 1) The information regarding French Polynesia on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Polynesia Introduction 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Polynesia Introduction 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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