>> Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Nauru has just become the first country to recognize Kosovo, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia.
Unfortunately, Nauru switched its diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to the PRC in 2002, meaning that it misses out on the much coveted "golden sombrero" of breakaway recognition. It turns out that Nauru shifted back to Taiwan in 2005. My google powers are weak. Nauru has, in fact, achieved Golden Breakaway Status.