In Sept. 2023 the U.S. recognized 2 new nations in free association with New Zealand – Niue & this archipelago

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CATEGORY: New Nations

CLUE: In Sept. 2023 the U.S. recognized 2 new nations in free association with New Zealand – Niue & this archipelago

ANSWER: Cook Islands

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 16 January 2024

In September 2023, the United States formally acknowledged Niue and the Cook Islands, two nations associated with New Zealand, as independent and sovereign states, and initiated diplomatic ties with them. This move was part of a strategy to mitigate China’s growing influence, highlighting the U.S.’s renewed focus on the Pacific region in light of China’s increasing geopolitical activities.

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands comprise 15 individual islands. Under their current political framework, both Niue and the Cook Islands are self-governing entities, with New Zealand primarily managing their international diplomatic and defense affairs. Nonetheless, Niue and the Cook Islands also engage independently in global diplomacy, including their participation in various international organizations. The U.S.’s recognition of these nations underscores their autonomous standing and role in global diplomacy.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 16 January 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Andy Tirrell
San Diego, California
Political Science & International Relations Professor

Winning Score: $23,600
Round 2 Score: $21,800
Round 1 Score: $6,400
Katie Palumbo
Amawalk, New York
Museum Membership Specialist

Final Score: -$1,000
Round 2 Score: -$1,000
Round 1 Score: $5,400
Sharon Stone
Round Rock, Texas
Early Childhood Intervention Manager

Final Score: $100
Round 2 Score: $6,100
Round 1 Score: $600

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 16 January 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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