Guam (U.S. territory)

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Guam is a U.S. territory in the western Pacific that the U.S. uses for military bases. The U.S. military presence along with tourism, especially from Japan, contributes largely to the island's economy. The island has a naval base servicing nuclear attack submarines as well as Andersen Air Force Base. The island is important to U.S. military strategy in the region. In the early 1970s, Andersen Air Force Base was used by B-52 bombers attacking Vietnam. [1] [2]


The people include the indigenous Chamorro which are a mixture of Micronesian, Spanish, and Filipino descent. Other groups are the Japanese, Chinese, and people from other Pacific islands. The population is 168,000 and the capital city is Hagatna. [1]


The BBC says of the country's media:

Broadcasting is regulated by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Regions and territories: Guam, BBC, accessed March 2008.
  2. Military Bases Directory, Globemaster, accessed March 2008.

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