Federated States of Micronesia

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The Federated States of Micronesia are a constitutional government in free association with the US, located in the Pacific Ocean northeast of Papua New Guinea.

The Federated States of Micronesia were formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, a United Nations Trust Territory under US administration. In 1979 they adopted a constitution, and in 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

The capital is Palikir.

From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Not Wikified.