ERIC Number: ED437020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
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Guam & Micronesia in Cyberspace.
Goniwiecha, Mark C.
Journal of the Pacific Society, n72-73 v19 n3-4 p5-8 Jan 1997
This article attempts to educate the public about Guam and lists URLs for various public and private organizations in Guam and Micronesia. Guam, an unincorporated United States territory, is the economic and transportation hub for the Western Pacific region of Micronesia, which includes some 1,200 islands, islets, and atolls, only about 125 of which are inhabited by a total of approximately 400,000 people. Guam itself is home to about 150,000 residents and the destination of more than 1,000,000 tourists annually who come from Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, and other places. The population of Guam includes the indigenous Chamorro (or Chamoru) people, other Micronesia and Pacific islanders, Japanese, Filipinos, and other Asians, United States military personnel and their dependents, and other "statesiders." When a military need arises, Guam serves Washington's interests in Asia, but most of the time Guam is forgotten in America. The people of Guam expressed their wish to change their political relationship with the United States in a 1982 vote. Guam is now as near and immediate as any computer with a modem. (Contains 58 organizational and institutional Web sites.) (AEF)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Guam; United States