The World Factbook: Background: :: After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ),[note 1] is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia, with the population of 68,480 people spread out over 24 low-lying coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the nor...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
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Official WebsitesOffice of the President - Republic of the ...US Department of the Interior - Office of ...UNESCO - Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site...
Libraries and ArchivesALELE National Archives-Library-Museum of ...College of the Marshall Islands...Marshall Islands Campus Library of the Uni...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...
Health and Health ResearchInstitut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...Ministry of Health - Office of the Preside...
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