Saturday, November 8th — Niue

November 9, 2008

Today I Learned…

…about a small South Pacific island country called Niue.  It’s in “free association” with New Zealand, which means that while the Premier of Niue handles all internal affairs, New Zealand is responsible for its national defense and diplomatic relations, and Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state.

I bring this up because Niue was one of only three nations in the whole world to go for John McCain in the iftheworldcouldvote election, along with Albania and Macedonia.

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