Federated States of Micronesia

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The Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia) is an independent republic associated to the United States.wikipedia
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Chuuk State

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It consists of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean.
Chuuk State (also known as Truk) is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Yap State

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It consists of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean.
Yap State is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Pohnpei State

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It consists of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Spain has a claim to sovereignty over a few islands including Kapingamarangi in Pohnpei State.
Pohnpei State is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Nauru

🇳🇷DistrictRepublic of Nauru
They lie northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2900 km north of eastern Australia and some 4000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.
It further lies northwest of Tuvalu, north of the Solomon Islands, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia and south of the Marshall Islands.

Marshall Islands

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They lie northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2900 km north of eastern Australia and some 4000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.
The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the southeast, and Nauru to the south.

Palau

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They lie northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2900 km north of eastern Australia and some 4000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.
Palau shares maritime boundaries with the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Associated state

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The Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia) is an independent republic associated to the United States.
The Federated States of Micronesia (since 1986), the Marshall Islands (since 1986), and Palau (since 1994) are associated with the United States under what is known as the Compact of Free Association, giving the states international sovereignty and ultimate control over their territory.

Palikir

The sovereign island nation's capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island, while the largest city is Weno, located in the Chuuk Atoll.
Palikir is a town with about 4,600 people and the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.

Caroline Islands

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The Federated States of Micronesia is spread across part of the Caroline Islands in the wider region of Micronesia, which consists of thousands of small islands divided among several countries.
Politically they are divided between the Federated States of Micronesia in the eastern part of the group, and Palau at the extreme western end.

Nan Madol

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Nan Madol, consisting of a series of small artificial islands linked by a network of canals, is often called the Venice of the Pacific.
Nan Madol is an archaeological site adjacent to the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei, now part of the Madolenihmw district of Pohnpei state in the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.

Weno

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The sovereign island nation's capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island, while the largest city is Weno, located in the Chuuk Atoll.
Weno (formerly Moen) is an island municipality of Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Compact of Free Association

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The FSM was formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI), a United Nations Trust Territory under U.S. administration, but it formed its own constitutional government on May 10, 1979, becoming a sovereign state after independence was attained on November 3, 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the United States.
The Compact of Free Association (COFA) is an international agreement establishing and governing the relationships of free association between the United States and the three Pacific Island nations of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau.

Kolonia

In 1887, they founded the town of Santiago de la Ascension in what today is Kolonia on the island of Pohnpei.
Kolonia is a coastal town and the capital of Pohnpei State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Artificial island

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Nan Madol, consisting of a series of small artificial islands linked by a network of canals, is often called the Venice of the Pacific.
Despite a popular image of modernity, artificial islands actually have a long history in many parts of the world, dating back to the reclaimed islands of Ancient Egyptian civilization, the Stilt crannogs of prehistoric Scotland and Ireland, the ceremonial centers of Nan Madol in Micronesia and the still extant floating islands of Lake Titicaca.

Chuuk Lagoon

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The sovereign island nation's capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island, while the largest city is Weno, located in the Chuuk Atoll.
About 1,800 km north-east of New Guinea, it is located mid-ocean at 7 degrees North latitude, and is part of Chuuk State within the Federated States of Micronesia.

South Pacific Mandate

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Following the war, the League of Nations awarded a mandate for Japan to administer the islands as part of the South Pacific Mandate.
The islands are now part of Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands.

Nationality law of the Federated States of Micronesia

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The Compact of Free Association allows FSM citizens to join the U.S. military without having to obtain U.S. permanent residency or citizenship, allows for immigration and employment for Micronesians in the U.S., and establishes economic and technical aid programs.
The nationality law of the Federated States of Micronesia determines who is or may become a citizen or national of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

German New Guinea

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Germany incorporated it into German New Guinea.
The Micronesian islands of German New Guinea are now governed as the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands.

Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia

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The Federated States of Micronesia is governed by the 1979 constitution, which guarantees fundamental human rights and establishes a separation of governmental powers.
The Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia is the supreme law of the Federated States of Micronesia.

United States

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The Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia) is an independent republic associated to the United States.
The U.S. exercises full international defense authority and responsibility for three sovereign nations through Compact of Free Association with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau.

Lyndon Jackson

Lyndon H. Jackson (born ?) is a Micronesian politician.

Kapingamarangi

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Spain has a claim to sovereignty over a few islands including Kapingamarangi in Pohnpei State.
Kapingamarangi is an atoll and a municipality in the state of Pohnpei of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Micronesia

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The Federated States of Micronesia is spread across part of the Caroline Islands in the wider region of Micronesia, which consists of thousands of small islands divided among several countries.
One of these is the Federated States of Micronesia, which is often called "Micronesia" for short and is not to be confused with the overall region.

Atoll

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Each of its four states is centered on one or more main high islands, and all but Kosrae include numerous outlying atolls.

Kosrae

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It consists of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean.
Kosrae (pronunciation: koh-), formerly known as Kusaie or Strong's Island, is an island in Federated States of Micronesia.