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Vanuatu

Vanuatu (orthographic projection)The Republic of Vanuatu -- made up of over 80 small volcanic islands -- was formed in 1980.

In the 19th century, French and British interests lead to a unique form of government that saw both countries sharing control (known then as the New Hebrides). Things changed with the arrival of Americans during World War II. The belief in a mythical figure named John Frum was the basis for the "Cargo Cult" and today "John Frum" is both a religion and a political party. 

Vanuatu maintains strong cultural diversity. In one region in the north, wealth is established by how much one can give away.

Vanuata on Wikipedia

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New Hebrides 1-FRANC (KM4)

Lesser frigatebird

New Hebrides 2-FRANCS (KM5)

Lesser frigatebird

New Hebrides 5-FRANCS (KM6)

Lesser frigatebird

Vanuatu 1-VATU (KM3)

Giant Triton

Vanuatu 2-VATU (KM4)

Giant Triton

Vanuatu 5-VATU (KM5)

Giant Triton

Vanuatu 10-VATU (KM6)

Coconut Crab

Vanuatu 20-VATU (KM7)

Coconut Crab

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