Paradise Lost Forever

Nauru , a small Pacific Island faces a worrying future.

Once the world's richest per capita nation, it is well on the way to becoming one of the poorest. There are lessons to be learnt from the destruction of a nation, lessons that are likely to be ignored by the people who most need to learn them.

Interestingly one of the linked articles mentions the Japanese, who occupied the island during WWII. Their solution to the endemic leprosy problem on the island was to place all the sufferers on a boat, before taking the boat out to sea and sinking it.

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