The South Pacific island of Tonga gave up certain sovereign powers but was never technically colonised. Photo: Getty Images The South Pacific island of Tonga gave up certain sovereign powers but was never technically colonised. Photo: Getty Images
The South Pacific island of Tonga gave up certain sovereign powers but was never technically colonised. Photo: Getty Images

From Ethiopia to Iran, places that escaped colonisation by Europeans – how did they do it?

  • Nepal has its rugged terrain to thank for being saved from enforced Western ‘civilisation’
  • The king of Thailand played a clever diplomatic game to keep his nation from foreign domination

Topic |   European Union
The South Pacific island of Tonga gave up certain sovereign powers but was never technically colonised. Photo: Getty Images The South Pacific island of Tonga gave up certain sovereign powers but was never technically colonised. Photo: Getty Images
The South Pacific island of Tonga gave up certain sovereign powers but was never technically colonised. Photo: Getty Images
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