French Polynesia Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996.
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