What is Guam's relationships to the United States?

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What is Guam's relationships to the United States?

Guam:

The island of Guam is in Micronesia in the South Pacific Ocean and is 210 square miles in size. Guam's capital is the city of Hagatna and the southernmost and largest island in Micronesia.

Answer and Explanation:

Guam is a territory of the United States.

The U.S. purchased Guam from Spain following the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898 and held the territory until 1941 when it was conquered by Japan during World War II. Japan was expelled from Guam and the U.S. has controlled the territory ever since then. Guam has no vote in the U.S. government as a territory but is able to participate in the primaries.


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American Imperialism Around the Globe

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Imperialism is the general expansion of a nation, accompanied by the exertion of power over other nations in the process. Learn the pattern of American imperialism demonstrated in westward expansion, overseas expansion, and the use of economic and cultural imperialism through capitalist ventures.


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