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History of the Solomon Islands

Background: The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on these islands. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Current issues include government deficits, deforestation, and malaria control.

In 1992, Cyclone Tia struck the island of Tikopia[?], wiping out most housing and food crops.

Civil war began in 1998, which has posed a strain on the central government's budget.

In December 2002, Cyclone Zoe struck the island of Tikopia[?] and Anuta[?], cutting off contact with the 3,000 inhabitants. Due to funding problems, the Solomon Islands government could not send relief until the Australian government provided funding.

See also : Solomon Islands

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