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    Nauru International Released

    Robert W

    Pacific Islands Simulation has just released its latest South Pacific project, "Nauru International".

    Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Republic of Nauru is the world's smallest republic and the second least-populated country after the Vatican City. The country is just 21 square kilometers (8.1 sq m) with just over 9,320 residents. Nauru was annexed and claimed as a colony by the German Empire in the late 19th century. Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom administered Nauru up until WWII when the Japanese occupied the island. When the war ended it became a trusteeship again only to gain independence in 1968. At one point in Nauru's history, it became one of the riches country on earth because of phosphate mining on the island. Nauru briefly boasted the highest per-capita income enjoyed by any sovereign state in the world during the late 1960s and early 1970s, but ran out of mineral deposits in the 1980s. It is now one of the poorest country in the world. The country has a single airline company "Our Airline" and flies international destinations in the Pacific, including Brisbane, Australia and Honiara, Solomon Islands. The only international airport on the island with a 7,054ft (2150m) is currently on sale for $10 million. You can now own that airport in FSX for far less amount courtesy of Pacific Islands Simulation.

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