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According to Countryaah, in 1978, a referendum was held on the formation of the Federation of Micronesian States. In 4 states, there was a majority for this solution, while Palau and Marshall Islands decided to continue under their own status.

Before the war, exports had been based on fishing and coconuts, but the increase in population made this production base insufficient. To survive, the islands received financial "assistance" from the United States.

The superpower used a number of islands to test nuclear bombs, such as Bikini and Eniwetok, where the first hydrogen bomb was tested in 1954. The blasts caused the civilian population to be moved from the islands and they have not yet been able to return. By mistake, the Bikini Atoll and 34 nearby small islands were declared habitable in 1968, but in 1977 studies revealed that the water, fruits and vegetables remained too radioactive to be eaten.

Several countries decided that the simplest way to dispose of radioactive waste was to deposit them in the Pacific, which therefore became a veritable landfill for the international nuclear industry and nuclear power plants. This situation has sparked vigorous protests from locals who have been affected by the spill from the depots. In a number of cases, the people have been deported from their islands for the US Navy to carry out military maneuvers.

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