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Northern Mariana Islands History


The Northern Mariana were a colony of Spain from the 16th century until 1898, when Spain sold the islands to Germany following the Spanish-American War.

Japan then occupied the islands during World War I. After the conclusion World War I, Japan obtained a League of Nations mandate over the islands in 1919.

In 1944, during World War II, the United States invaded the islands. After World War II, the islands continued to be administrated by the United States as part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands until the 1970s, at which point the islanders elected to forge closer links with the United States (rather than seek independence) and transition began towards territorial status. As a result, today the islands are organized as a commonwealth in political union with the United States.


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History of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Northern Mariana Islands History, and Mariana Islands unification attempt: Government, Politics, Environment, Culture, Travel and tourism

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History of Northern Mariana Islands, Culture of Northern Mariana Islands, tourism in Northern Mariana Islands, environment and tradition in Northern Mariana Islands, Introduction: The original inhabitants and dominant ethnic group of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (The full information on Northern Mariana Island, title” Northern Mariana Islands History, and Mariana Islands unification attempt” has the full detail)(all the Marianas except Guam) in western Micronesia refer to themselves as Chamorros ( tsamoros ). The term chamorri was used to designate the upper caste at the time of Magellan's arrival in 1521. The Spaniards heard this as chamurres and understood it to mean "friend." By 1668

An Honorable Accord : The Covenant Between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States (Pacific Islands Monograph Series, No. 18.)

By Howard P. Willens

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In 1975, after three centuries of colonial rule, the people of the Northern Marianas exercised their right of self-determination to become U.S. citizens in a self-governing commonwealth under U.S. sovereignty. An Honorable Accord is the remarkable account of their tenacious efforts to shape a political future separate from other Micronesian peoples, of the negotiations that produced the Covenant defining the commonwealth relationship, and its eventual approval by the Northern Marianas people and the U.S. Congress.

Saipan In Flames. Operation Forager "The Turning Point In The Pacific War", The Turbulent History Of The Northern Mariana Islands In The 20th Century With Emphasis on The World War Two Battle For Saipan June 15, 1944.

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Imperial Germany's colonial experience in Micronesia was only brief, but it left a lasting impact on the communities it ruled. During a 15 year period, between the Spanish-American war of 1898 and the early days of World War I in October 1914, a handful of German colonial administrators initiated educational, economic and social policies that were to have a significant impact on the Northern Mariana Islands. Compulsory schooling with instruction in Chamorro and Carolinian, private ownership of land limited o Chamorro and Carolinians (excluding even Germans!), homsteading programs and environmental protection are only some of the German initiatives that were both innovative and unique throughout the colonial Pacific.

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History of the Northern Mariana Islands

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