Federated States of Micronesia: History
The Caroline Islands, Micronesia plus Palau, come under German colonial control.
Japan occupies Micronesia.
Micronesia comes under US administration as it becomes a part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
The islands of Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap ratify a constitution, setting up the Federated States of Micronesia.
Micronesia signs a Compact of Free Association with the United States in which the US takes charge of Micronesia's defense affairs and provides ongoing economic assistance.
Micronesia joins the United Nations.
An amended 20-year compact is signed with the United States and is effective as of June 2004.