The Federated States of Micronesia is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of ► Papua New Guinea. It has maritime borders with the ► Philippines, ► Palau, ► Guam, the ► Northern Mariana Islands, the ► Marshall Islands, ► Nauru, and ► Kiribati. The country is a sovereign state in free association with the United States. The Federated States of Micronesia were formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, a United Nations Trust Territory under US administration. In 1979 they adopted a constitution, and in 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Currently, the Federated States of Micronesia is under freely associated status with the ► United States.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Micronesia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Micronesia.
Division of the Germany colonies in Oceania after World War I
Location of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Satellite map of Chuuk Islands
Notes and references
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