Nobody Knows Where Countries That Voted Against Palestine Are
Lesser-known countries Micronesia, Palau and Nauru are among the nine states that voted against Palestine’s statehood bid in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday afternoon. That lead many a Twitter user to wonder: Where in the world are these places?
Y’all seriously didn’t know there was a country called Micronesia? US still controls parts of it: Guam, Wake Island, the Northern Marianas.
— Torie Rose DeGhett (@trdeghett) November 29, 2012
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau voted down Palestine’s UN bid. The population of the four countries can fit into a large stadium.
— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) November 29, 2012
@jonniemarbles But where is Micronesia? Nobody will tell me.
— grannybiddy (@grannybiddy) November 29, 2012
— Mohamed Esat (@salimesat) November 29, 2012
Not surprised at US or Canada but where the hell is Micronesia?! Seriously! #Palestine
— ژان وال جان (@Jean_valjaan) November 29, 2012
— AbdulHadi ابو عيصا (@abujesus) November 29, 2012
— David Bailey (@MrDFJBaileyEsq) November 29, 2012
— Magdalena (@Majdounette) November 29, 2012
— Asif N (@This_is_Asif) November 29, 2012
Where the eff are Palau and Nauru?
— Elmo (@TheShiftyShadow) November 29, 2012
Where the heck is the country of Nauru. I have to look that one up haha
— Bunny (@twocrazybunnies) November 29, 2012
Nauru voted no. Where the hell is that country anyways?
— Rusty Schakleford(@Broken_Vacuum) November 29, 2012
Geography pro-tip: Micronesia is a series of small islands in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, while Palau and Nauru are islands geographically part of Micronesia but politically separate. Bonus trivia: Nauru is the world’s smallest republic, with less than 10,000 residents.