Micronesia

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This card comes from Dame who’s originally from Indonesia but now lives in Pohnpei, Micronesia. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is an independent sovereign island nation consisting of four states โ€“ from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae โ€“ that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands. 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 2,900 km north of eastern Australia and some 4,000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.

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. Other neighboring island entities, and also former members of the TTPI, formulated their own constitutional governments and became the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Republic of Palau (ROP). The FSM has a seat in the United Nations.