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Oceania is home to tons of beautiful islands belonging to different countries like Fiji, Kiribati and Marshall Islands. Let’s add up to this cool list by getting to know the next stunning Island country, Micronesia.
Micronesia is so underrated that you’ve probably never heard of it before! It’s somewhere in the middle of the ocean, still remaining untouched, even though it has a lot to offer!
Let’s dig in by learning about its recent history first!
Recent history of Micronesia
The islands got occupied by Spain a few hundred years ago where they’ve been added to Spain’s Oceania territories and during WW I Japan stepped in and took control but after WW II, the United States of America became the dominant power and by UN’s permission, governed Micronesia until May 10, 1979, when several Islands decided to get united and become a country, named after the geographical area they live in, called Micronesia (My smoothest way of explaining Micronesia’s name!!)
But since there were US military bases on the islands, they signed up an agreement to allow them to remain there!
People in Micronesia
Micronesian people have been residing there for a long time and it’s believed that their ancestors came from south Asia. They speak American English, as well as their local languages.
Similar to their Marshall Islands friends, Micronesians are allowed to live, work and study in the US with no restrictions and even serve in the US army if they desire to, but they are not considered American citizens!
What to do in Micronesia
Nan Madol in Micronesia
Nan Madol in Micronesia is the world’s 8th wonder to people who have seen it in person, Nan Madol is somewhere in the middle of the woods where an ancient civilization lived and formed a city. The rocks used there are so big and well organized that it makes one wonder how they were even able to carry them there!
Micronesian locals believe that their ancestors had moved the stones by magic (Which makes sense a lot if you visit it!) since the population is very limited and there are almost no evidence of Egyptian kind of equipment and engineering!
Beaches in Micronesia
At the end of the day, Micronesia is an Island country and has beautiful beaches, just like the ones in Fiji with far fewer tourists. You’ll have the islands to yourself! (Until now)
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