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Wallis & Futuna (Collectivity of the Wallis and Futuna Islands)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Wallis & Futuna
Collectivity of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
StatusDependency (Overseas Collectivity)
SovereigntyFrance
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalMata'utu
Land Area
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesWF, WLF, 8761
Internet Domain.wf2
CurrencyFranc (XPF)3
Telephone+6814

1. Overview

The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

2. Wallis & Futuna National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Wallis & Futuna to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of France I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Gender Equality

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.

Wallis & Futuna is notable for its equality between the sexes.

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4. 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 below6:

Christian97.4%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.2%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated0.6%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%7.

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5. The Internet

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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

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

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wf.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  6. 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.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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