List of diplomatic missions of Nauru
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This is a list of diplomatic missions of Nauru, not including its honorary consulates in Agana, Auckland, London, Honolulu, Pago Pago and New Delhi. Nauru is the smallest republic in the world. It was previously quite wealthy, thanks to royalties collected from phosphate mining. This allowed the country of 12,000 to expand its public service workforce to 1,600.
Economic mismanagement has forced the Nauruan government to cut back on its overseas presence. With mounting debts it was forced to relinquish Nauru House in Melbourne, a 52 story building owned by the Nauru government which housed its consulate-general. In a bid to stay solvent a covertly funded Nauran embassy was planned to be opened in Beijing as a transit point for defecting North Korean scientists (Operation Weasel).