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Nauru (Republic of Nauru)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Nauru
Republic of Nauru
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index63rd best
CapitalYaren
Land Area
LocationAustralasia, Micronesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population10 370 (2011)1
Life Expectancy
GNI$12 058 (2017)2
ISO3166-1 CodesNR, NRU, 5203
Internet Domain.nr4
CurrencyDollar (AUD)5
Telephone+6746

1. Overview

The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

2. Nauru National and Social Development

Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden88.7
2Iceland88.6
3Denmark86.5
...
60Trinidad & Tobago64.1
61Montenegro63.7
62Greece63.7
63Nauru63.7
64Fiji63.6
65Macedonia63.5
66Serbia62.8
67Panama62.8
68Grenada62.6
69Bosnia & Herzegovina62.4
70Mongolia62.3
71Bulgaria62.3
72Brazil62.2
73Romania61.8
Data Source

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
189St Kitts & Nevis53 697207
190Liechtenstein36 584229
191Monaco35 44417722
192San Marino31 945532
193Palau20 75845
194Nauru10 370
195Tuvalu9 867329
Data Source

Nauru's population is predicted to rise to 11 024 by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
152Kiribati1967
153Ecuador1967
154Swaziland1968
155Nauru1968
156Congo, (Brazzaville)1970
157Congo, DR1970
158Yemen1970
159Switzerland1971

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below8:

Christian79%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist1.1%
Folk Religion8.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated4.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 45.8% (Nauru Congregational 35.4%, Nauru Independent Church 10.4%), Roman Catholic 33.2%, other 14.1%, none 4.5%, unspecified 2.4% (2002 census)9.

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6. Public Health Issues

Alcohol Consumption (2010)10
CountryPer Capita10
1Libya0.1
2Pakistan0.1
3Kuwait0.1
...
55El Salvador3.2
56Micronesia3.3
57Gambia3.4
58Nauru3.5
59Mauritius3.6
60Congo, DR3.6
61Samoa3.6
62Sri Lanka3.7

7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
184St Lucia6
185Tuvalu5
186Micronesia5
187Nauru5
188Singapore5
189Malaysia4
190Marshall Islands4
191Palau4
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Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11
CountryPPP $11
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
87Macedonia$12 405
88Serbia$12 202
89S. Africa$12 087
90Nauru$12 058
91Iraq$11 608
92Grenada$11 502
93Peru$11 295
94Sri Lanka$10 789
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
120Congo, (Brazzaville)10
121Bermuda10
122Anguilla10
123Nauru0
124Palau0
125Samoa0
126Chad0
127Sri Lanka0
Data Source

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/nauru.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Apr 13.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. Data for 2015. Analysis conducted by the UN Development Report Office. Available on hdr.undp.org/..

World Health Organisation. (WHO)
(2014) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. A copy can be found on the WHO website. Accessed 2015 Jan 04. It "presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States" and was published in Geneva on 2014 May 12.

Footnotes

  1. UN (2011) .^
  2. UN (2017) Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  3. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  4. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  5. According to ISO4217.^
  6. According to ITU-T.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nr.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  8. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  9. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  10. WHO (2014) Appendix 1. Alcohol Per Capita Consumption in liters of pure alcohol, 15+ years age population, consumed in 2010. Lower is better.^
  11. UN (2017) Table 1. Higher is better.^

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