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Interesting Facts About The Marshall Islands

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With a former name of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and a conventional long form of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Marshall Islands is a country in Oceania. It is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Its capital city is Majuro. Marshallese is their official language and English is widely spoken as a second language. As of July 2013, their population was 69,747. The Marshall Islands has a very interesting history, government, economy, and many other things.

The Marshall Islands has had a very unique history with many different places controlling. The first people that settled on the Marshall Islands came from Southeast Asia somewhere between A.D. 500 and 1200. In the 1500’s Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to encounter the islands. In 1886, Germany had control over the islands. Later in 1914, Japan took over, which was at the beginning of World War I. During World War II in 1944, the United States invaded the Marshalls. They also defeated the Japanese in major battles. In 1947, the United States began administering the islands as part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific. In 1979, the Marshall Islands adopted its own constitution and separated from the Trust Territory. Finally, on October 21, 1986 the United States granted independence to the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Island’s national anthem is called “Forever Marshall Islands”.

The Marshall Island’s chief of state and head of government is the president.It has been
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