Curious about politics in Palau? This page may shed some light.
Politically, Palau is a presidential republic in free association with the United States, which provides defense, funding, and access to social services.
Legislative power is concentrated in the bicameral Palau National Congress.
Palau’s economy is based mainly on tourism, subsistence agriculture and fishing, with a significant portion of gross national product (GNP) derived from foreign aid.