This Pacific coral island is only 21 square kilometers large! About 12,000 people inhabit it, 80% of whom are Micronesian. (Can you find this island on your globe or in your atlas?)
Germany ruled the nation from the time of Bismarck till the outbreak of WWI, then Britain and Australia governed until independence in 1968. In 1999 Nauru became a member of the United Nations.
90% claim Christianity, although few believe in the Bible. According to Operation World (2001), some US$65 billion flows through the island nation annually as a result of money laundering for Russian crime syndicates. The effects of tolerance for this evil are as predictable as they are devastating for the nations affected. The financial benefits of money laundering (offshore internet banking) seem to have dulled the Nauruans to their need for God. Do pray!
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