The Bougainville Crisis, 1991 update
The crisis in Bougainville has become the most serious issue in the affairs of the western Pacific. Separatist sentiment has always been significant, fuelled by perceived ethnic traits distinguishing Bougainvilleans from other Papua New Guineans, exacerbated by neglect of the region during most of the colonial period (until the development of the mining complex in the 1960s), and promoted by the remoteness of the islands from the rest of Papua New Guinea. Secession was the greatest...[Show more]
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