Is Micronesia a US nationality?

Is Micronesia a US nationality?

In all areas of the MIS, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is regarded a Freely Associated State. Citizens are permitted to enter the United States for the purpose of living, working, or studying and are regarded indefinite lawful residents. They are issued an I-94 card with an entrance stamp and the notation "CFA/FSM."

American citizens can vote in FSM elections. Registration is open to anyone who intends to live in Micronesia for at least 30 days during each election year. There is no obligation to register to vote.

Micronesians can apply for U.S. citizenship after fulfilling some residency requirements. The government requires evidence of having lived in Micronesia for several years in order to be eligible. It also requires evidence of knowledge of English. In addition, one must take an oath of allegiance to the United States and pass a U.S. history test.

There is only one naturalized citizen from Micronesia. His name is David A. Carlisle. He was born in Pohnpei State and grew up in Washington. In 1975, he became a police officer in Seattle. Two years later, he was hired by the FBI as a special agent. He has worked in various capacities throughout the Pacific Northwest since then. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of assistant director in charge of investigations at the Seattle field office.

Is Micronesia a democracy?

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a generally stable democracy that holds competitive elections on a regular basis. Secessionist movements, on the other hand, have occasionally upset the country's politics and jeopardized its cohesiveness. Civil freedoms are usually protected, and the court is independent. There is also an elected president who serves a four-year term.

When the Federated States of Micronesia was founded in 1885, it was a colony of the United States. The U.S. government granted home rule to the FSM in 1979. However, Congress can overturn this decision at any time. In addition, the FSM Constitution allows for secession by either the federal government or by states. Although no formal movement toward secession exists today, tensions between the federal government and certain states within the federation could potentially lead to separation if negotiations fail to produce a settlement.

Micronesia has been described as "the world's smallest democracy" because it consists only of two countries, with the exception of including the islands of Kiribati which form a democratic council-government with limited powers.

Although they are not fully independent, most nations within the federation are considered democratic. Elections are held every four years, and voters choose members of both houses of the FSM Congress. Political parties are active, but they do not have much influence over policy making.

Who owns the Federated States of Micronesia?

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) arose from the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI), which was governed by the United States on behalf of the United Nations from 1947 to 1978. The FSM has been independent since 1979.

The U.S. government transferred authority over the TTPI to the newly established United Nations Trusteeship Council, and they in turn appointed a UN Commissioner as governor. The commissioner was given complete authority over the islands, with only two exceptions: the U.S. Congress can pass legislation regarding defense and foreign affairs; and the president can revoke the trusteeship status by issuing an executive order.

In 1967, the U.S. Senate refused to approve a proposed treaty for the eventual independence of the TTPI. In response, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation on March 31, 1978, withdrawing the TTPI from trusteeship. The FSM Independence Act was passed by Congress on December 17, 1978, and signed by President Carter on December 18, 1978. The FSM became the first former trust territory in history to achieve full independence.

The act provided for a free election to be held within 90 days in which citizens would have the option of voting "yes" or "no" on statehood.

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