The Coup Nobody Noticed:

  title={The Coup Nobody Noticed:},
  author={Ian Scales},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  pages={187 - 209}
  • Ian Scales
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
The most significant political consequence of the conflict in Solomon Islands between 1998 and 2000 was the widespread shift in thinking toward a federal system of government. This paper argues that long-held political aspirations for greater independence in the resource-rich Western Province were reactivated in a milieu of ethnic tension in the West, and that Western Province politicians used the visionless Malaitan coup in Honiara as a springboard for a calculated push toward their own… Expand
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