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In 1979 the Federated States of Micronesia, a UN Trust Territory under US administration, adopted a constitution. In 1986 independence was attained under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia Introduction 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia Introduction Issues 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.