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Country vs country: Malaysia and Tokelau compared: Background stats

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  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT Malaysia Tokelau
Overview <p>Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia&#039;s most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability. </p> <p>Its multi-ethnic, multi-religious society encompasses a majority Muslim population in most of its states and an economically-powerful Chinese community. Consisting of two regions separated by some 640 miles of the South China Sea, Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories. </p> <p>It is one of the region&#039;s key tourist destinations, offering excellent beaches and brilliant scenery. Dense rainforests in the eastern states of Sarawak and Sabah, on the island of Borneo, are a refuge for wildlife and tribal traditions. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15356257">Full Article</a> <p>Three far-flung coral atolls - Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo - make up Tokelau, a Polynesian territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific.</p> <p>Lying between New Zealand and Hawaii, Tokelau has few physical links with the wider world. There is no airport and it takes more than a day at sea to reach its southern neighbour, Samoa.</p> <p>Most of the 1,500 islanders live by subsistence farming. Thousands have chosen to leave, usually for New Zealand or Samoa. The latter has a similar culture and language. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16962868">Full Article</a>

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