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27-03-2013, 04:33 PM

Easter Island in the Pacific is one of the remotest locations in the world yet sees throngs of tourists ever year. Chile, who occupy own the island have encouraged Chileans to settle on the island with tax incentives. The Rapa Nui, the original inhabitants of the island have seen this imperialist take over by Chile as threatening their existence. Only recently they elected a king and are taking the fight to the courts to have Chile leave the islands so as they can govern themselves. There is some division on the island though, some of the Rapa Nui welcome the Chileans as they subsidise their lifestyle and have improved the quality of life while others beg to differ.