In 1999, Micronesia had a population of approximately 106,000 people. The economy was largely dependent on US aid and remittances from workers abroad. Foreign relations in 1999 included strong ties with the United States and other Pacific island nations. Politically, Micronesia was transitioning to a multi-party system. In 1999, the United States and Micronesia signed a Compact of Free Association which provided for close economic and political ties between the two countries. The compact also provided for US defense of Micronesia in exchange for exclusive access to certain parts of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The compact has been renewed several times since its initial signing in 1999. See ethnicityology for Micronesia in the year of 2018.
Micronesia Part of Oceania, comprising the westernmost archipelagos of the Pacific to the North and NE of New Guinea, namely Marianne with Guam, Caroline, Palau, Marshall, Gilbert (Kiribati) And Nauru (see fig ). It consists for the most part of very small islands (hence the name); except the Mariana Islands and some of the Carolines, volcanic, are all of coral formation (atolls). The Micronesia has a tropical climate, mitigated by the presence of the sea and the trade winds, luxuriant vegetation (coconut palm). The residents are devoted to agriculture and fishing.
The native cultures of the area present a remarkable variety, due both to the different migratory waves that populated it and to the different island habitats. Some recurring features are: the presence of matrilineal kinship systems; the importance of birthright and the brother-sister relationship; an economy based on horticulture (taro, yam, breadfruit); hierarchical political systems, closely related to land management. Some Micronesian populations retained, at the time of the first contacts with Europeans, techniques and knowledge (the ‘stick’ geographic maps are famous) concerning offshore navigation, for the most part already disappeared in the rest of the Oceanian world. The adoption of Christianity, schooling, the imposition of the national languages of the colonizers as official languages have profoundly transformed local societies, characterized today by a strong diaspora. Pollution and the fear of sea level rise due to the greenhouse effect mean that today many Micronesian territories play a leading role in ecological battles.
The Micronesian languages are a subgroup of the Melanesian-Micronesian maleopolinesiaca of the family group. They are characterized, in phonetics, by the presence of a palatal sibilant, š, and in morphology, by a particularly archaic pronominal system, with the preservation of the dual, the trial, etc. The languages of the Palau Islands and the Chamorro language of the island of Saipan, although belonging to the Micronesia, belong to the Indonesian group and are related to the idioms of the Philippines.
Micronesia Federation. Visit Countryaah official website to get information about the capital city of Micronesia . at the March congressional elections, President Jacob Nena was re-elected as first president of Kosrae, while Vice President Leo Falcam received the same post at Pohnpei. Two months later, Congress elected Falcam as the president of the federation, while Chuuk’s first governor Redley Killion was named vice president.
- Also see Abbreviationfinder.org to see the acronym of FM which stands for Micronesia and other definitions of this 3-letter abbreviation.
The May 2007 presidential election was won by Manny Mori, who beat the incumbent Urusemal.
The country has since voted independently with the United States in the UN General Assembly. It has therefore also always agreed with Israel. The United States has a long tradition of economic pressure against states to get them to follow the superpower’s foreign policy line. In recent years, however, several contradictions have been developed between Micronesia and the United States – among other things. conditional on climate change where the two states have diametrically opposed perspectives.
In May 2015, the country’s congress elected Peter Christian as new President. Manny Mori had then held the post for two periods.