Republic of the Marshall Islands (Island Week)

Consisting of 29 atolls and 5 separate islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands could have been Island Week all on its own. It probably could have been island month – all but 9 of the atolls are inhabited, and the Kwajalein Atoll alone comprises 97 islets. Although they gained independence from the US in 1986 a large part of the Marshall Islands are and were used for missile testing. Most famously, Bikini Atoll, from which the swimming garment took its name because it would cause a burst of excitement like an atomic bomb (but without the forced…

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