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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".

08/02/2020 9:58 AM

1038 comments

  • Naveen S.
    17 hours

    Next Chapter - Story of earth, rise and fall of humans....see again in another 100/200 years

  • Frankie M.
    a day

    Truth is...they were given salted foods. Corruption came from outside world. Look, before the phosphate they didn't had any complained. Please, don't put blames on them.

  • Derek S.
    a day

    The tv show Mysteries of the Abandoned did a great episode about this island

  • Vincent M.
    a day

    This is the microcosm.

  • Ed N.
    2 days

    Hopefully we will get to see the same thing happen in Washington, DC.

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    2 days

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  • Bill M.
    2 days

    Have Obumma buy oceanfront land like he did in America.

  • Thomas A.
    2 days

    Tc

  • Coe K.
    3 days

    That's Australia soon.

  • Mary M.
    3 days

    The sea level isn’t rising

  • Edward J.
    3 days

    Never in 56 years have I heard of this place. So much to learn still.

  • Sandra W.
    4 days

    This all started with colonialism. They colonize and rape it of its natural resources. When it finally gains independence, they continue to strip itself of natural resources that is non-renewable because they don't know any better. All they saw for generations were foreigners getting rich off their minerals so that's what they continued to do to their detriment. They were not taught or exposed to different ways of generating prosperity. The lesson to be learned is not to strip every drop of whatever natural resources away, especially when it's non-renewable such as oil, gold, diamond, and whatever minerals and metals the land holds. It will run out and then what? You sink, literally and economically. The land has been so destroyed it can literally sink and/or cause catastrophic changes in the environment, and ecomically you have absolutely nothing to sell or provide which means government coffers are empty and no one is able to buy/import anything either. So now that tourism is in an abyss due to the pandemic, along with rising sea levels, it's literally dying in every way. Such a shame for this country and other little island countries who have to deal with rising sea levels and rely heavily on tourism and have nothing much else to offer. I would love to travel to these little islands scattered in the Pacific one day before they are no more. 😢 I just hope citizens are going to be transferred to higher ground elsewhere as I know a lot of the countries are buying land elsewhere to transplant their citizens eventually.

  • Rahu A.
    4 days

    Another country ravaged by the scum of England aka Australia....

  • Buster F.
    4 days

    Looks to me as though they were exploited by the greedy and then they left them to rot.

  • Millie R.
    5 days

    Like they didn't have any warnings from their forefathers.

  • Uday D.
    5 days

    bgm please

  • Ben S.
    5 days

    This is a place I still want to visit, even after seeing this video.

  • James J.
    5 days

    What rising sea levels?

  • Alfa S.
    6 days

    Exploit by Australia and bad governance

  • Michelle S.
    6 days

    They corrupted everything...even their resources..that's their punishment...

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