Great Britain’s motives for Treaty of Friendship were far from pure and had far more to do with Germany than Tonga

    This week Tongans enjoyed a public holiday to mark Emancipation Day. The event marks the abolition of serfdom by King George Tupou I on June 4, 1862. It also marks the day the series of Treaties of Friendship with Britain expired on June 4, 1970. The original Treaty – and the Constitution that preceded it…

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