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- An island country in the central Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by Micronesian peoples, the islands were sighted by Spanish explorers in the early 1500s and were governed successively by Spain, Germany, and Japan before being captured in 1944 by the United States during World War II. In 1947 they became part of a US trust territory, during which time the United States carried out nuclear tests on Enewetak and Bikini atolls. The islands became self-governing in 1979 and attained independence in 1986. Majuro is the capital.
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- proper noun A
countryin Oceania. Official name: Republic of the Marshall Islands.
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- noun a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
- noun a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
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Attaining the rank of sergeant, Farmer was stationed in the central Pacific for three years participating in the invasion force that captured Kwajalein and the Marshall Islands from the Japanese.
Another organization that examined the Deepwater Horizon on behalf of the Marshall Islands was the American Bureau of Shipping.
FLAKE: Well, the Marshall Islands is a chain of about 1,200 islands, and a lot of them are uninhabited.
FLAKE: The Marshall Islands is a chain of 1,200 islands and a lot of them are uninhabited.
By an almost unanimous vote — the United States, Israel, Palau, and the Marshall Islands were the sole dissenters — the General Assembly overhauled the commission to create the council.
Z. SUNDERLAND: The Marshall Islands is my first stop.
April 8th, 2006 at 8:46 pm and the Marshall Islands were the scene of the gigantic thermonuclear test explosions of the 1950s… some of those islands were vaporized.
You know, you can put a lot of countries -- I'm sure the Marshall Islands, which is part of our coalition, was in the White House today.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has been a festering sore for almost a generation, and from the SecGen's standpoint Clem couldn't hit a better place.
Japanese warships captured Bonham Island in the group known as the Marshall Islands, and, having cleared eastern waters of