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( first published on year 1998 ).
The Japanese occupied Micronesia in 1914 and in 1920 received the islands as a League of Nations mandate. U.S. forces captured the islands during World War II and, in 1947 they became part of the U.S. Trust Territory. In 1979 the islands became self-governing as the Federated States of Micronesia. In 1986 the
Micronesian islands assumed free-association status with the U.S. and will become independent nations by the year 2000.