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September 20, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Alpine principality of Liechtenstein Tuesday became the 160th and smallest member of the United Nations. The 61.7 square mile nation, squeezed between Switzerland and Austria, was so impoverished after World War I that the reigning prince had to dip into his personal fortune to buy food for a population reduced to less than half the 28,000 of today. The Liechtenstein family could afford it--they are second only to the British royal family in the possession of priceless art works.
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September 20, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Alpine principality of Liechtenstein Tuesday became the 160th and smallest member of the United Nations. The 61.7 square mile nation, squeezed between Switzerland and Austria, was so impoverished after World War I that the reigning prince had to dip into his personal fortune to buy food for a population reduced to less than half the 28,000 of today. The Liechtenstein family could afford it--they are second only to the British royal family in the possession of priceless art works.
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February 27, 2008 | Christian Retzlaff and Kim Murphy, Special to The Times
Investigators have traced more than $296 million in German assets to secretive foundations in Liechtenstein in a widening, worldwide tax-evasion investigation in which 163 Germans have admitted guilt, prosecutors said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced that it was initiating enforcement action against 100 American taxpayers in connection with Liechtenstein accounts.
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