Country History - Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation in the Pacific Ocean, around halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Tuvalu was first inhabited by Polynesians and it is believed that the Polynesians came from Samoa and Tonga. In the mid-19th century, trading companies became active in Tuvalu. From 1892 to 1916, the islands were administered as a British Protectorate as a part of the British Western Pacific Territories (BWPT). During the Pacific War, the island of Funafuti was used as a base to prepare for attacks on Kiribati that was occupied by Japanese forces. During the Second World War, Tuvalu's islands were frequently used as bases for both the Japanese and American. In 1975, the Tuvaluan Order recognized Tuvalu as a separate British dependency with its own government. Tuvalu then became fully independent within the Commonwealth in October 1978, and became a member of the United Nations in 2000.
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