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Guam

Guam Background Stats

Dependency status:

Insular area of the United States of America

Definitions

  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
  • Year acquired by the US: Acquired.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Overview

The tropical island of Guam, a US territory in the western Pacific, is a keystone of American military strategy in the region.

Tourism and the growing military presence on the island are the bedrock of its economy.

Guam is an important staging post, allowing rapid access to potential flashpoints in the Koreas and in the Taiwan Strait.


Full Article
2013
Year acquired by the US 1899 2013

Citation

"Guam Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Guam/Background