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Micronesia ( Federated States of Micronesia )
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1494 Claimed by Spain.
1659 Spanish possession- Caroline Islands, subordinated to the Philippines.
1899 Part of German New Guinea.
1914 Japanese occupation.
1920 League of Nations mandate.
1922 South Seas Agency formed.
1935 Japan declares annexation of the mandate islands.
1944 U.S. occupation.
1944 Administered by U.S. Navy to 1951.
1947 Part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands ( Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau ).
1951 Administered by U.S. Department of Interior to 1981.
1979 Autonomy, Federated States of Micronesia.

1980 Palau and Marshall Islands leave the federation.
1986 Trust territory dissolved by U.S.
1990 Final independence, Security Council ratifies termination of trusteeship.

@ Unknown 1899 1914 1944

1959 1960 1962 1978 Now

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Marshall Islands ( Republic of the Marshall Islands )
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1529 Discovered by Spanish explorer de Saavedra.
1799 Named for English explorer John Marshall.
1874 Formally claimed by Spain.
1885 Islands are sold to Germany by Spain; administered by Jaluit Company.
1886 German protectorate formally declared.
1906 Part of German New Guinea.
1914 Japanese occupation.
1920 League of Nations mandate ( from 1922, South Seas Agency ).
1935 Japan declares annexation of the mandate islands.
1944 U.S. occupation.
1947 Part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
1979 Autonomy, Republic of the Marshall Islands.
1986 Trust territory dissolved.
1990 Final independence, Security Council ratifies termination of trusteeship.

@ Unknown 1885 1909 1914 1944

1959 1960 1962 1979 Now


Palau ( Republic of Palau )
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1543 Discovered by the Spanish explorer, Ruiz Lopez de Villalobos.
1710 Rediscovered by the Spaniard, de Padilla.
1784 Claimed by Britain to 1800.
1875 Claimed by Spain - Islas Palaos.
1885 Claimed by Germany.
1886 Spanish possession confirmed.
1899 Part of German New Guinea.
1914 Japanese occupation.
1920 League of Nations mandate under Japan.
1922 South Seas Agency created ( includes Marshall, Palau, Caroline [Micronesia] and Northern Mariana islands ).
1944 U.S. occupation.
1947 Part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
1981 Republic of Palau
1994 Independence from U.S.

@ Unknown 1899 1914 1944

1959 1960 1962 1981 Now



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