The story of Nauru, the "country that ate itself"

This island in the Pacific used to have one of the highest standards of living in the world, but eventually collapsed. This is the story of Nauru, the "country that ate itself".

02/08/2020 9:58


  • Ácê S.
    28/01/2022 01:27

    More like the country that was over exploited by foreign powers until they (foreign powers ) saw that only little of the resource was left then decided to give it to them so they can be blamed for over exploiting it!.

  • Michael B.
    24/01/2022 03:42

    Big factual error, the refugees are not illegal. please don’t perpetuate this lie.

  • Michael M.
    23/01/2022 17:04

    Well at least I had nice green grass back in the 80's.

  • Mizerryby Z.
    23/01/2022 05:45

    This is the future of rich countries live on crude oil in Middle East

  • James O.
    22/01/2022 17:03

    Nauru's GDP is still twice that of tuvalu's

  • Sergio R.
    22/01/2022 08:31

    La avalancha destruye la vida El planeta necesita ayuda Las personas comunes pagan las consecuencias

  • Steve S.
    21/01/2022 19:55

    One of the reasons against "organic fertilizer, mined from bat caves and oceanic bird colony sites. Everything comes from somewhere.

  • Shirin K.
    21/01/2022 11:40

    Man is a destroyer.

  • Jonas B.
    21/01/2022 08:51

    You left out the last chapter where naru has been a prison camp for Australias unwanted refugees.

  • Peter's L.
    21/01/2022 03:37

    Colonization is​ a​ more​ proper name.​ People​ do​ not​ appreciate​ what​ sustainable development​ actually means.

  • Corinne M.
    20/01/2022 14:11

    It was such a beautiful country in the 60's.

  • Michael E.
    20/01/2022 06:18

    No wonder Australia gave it independence. How nice of them to save themselves this inevitable demise.

  • Art C.
    20/01/2022 01:34

    Wow i worked for company on Guam that use to service their planes .. the cabin had a distinctive oder. That would bother me each time ..

  • Cathy J.
    19/01/2022 17:26


  • Cherry A.
    19/01/2022 14:02

    What a tragedy...the natives are left to die so sad for them. The Capitalist got all the wealth yet Nauro's people suffer

  • Neil A.
    19/01/2022 06:10

    It wasn’t on it’s own, after refusing Hitler phosphate the Germans invented a substitute & other phosphate providers went bust

  • Luciana P.
    19/01/2022 04:39

    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing

  • Ma H.
    19/01/2022 02:56

    Bad investment policies, unsustainable resources, and close to zero effort to recover their own island when they were at their peak. Their inability to get out of their comfort zone for the sake of their own future. Color me surprised.

  • Michelle G.
    19/01/2022 02:40

    This is the story of Nauru, the "country that (was plundered for 62 years by German and Australian colonists and then) ate itself (of what's left in 22 years)"

  • Rene B.
    19/01/2022 00:49

    The Micro of the Macro of the Earth its self ,