Midway Islands

Midway Islands
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
Capital
Land Area
LocationAustralasia
Population1
Life Expectancy2
GNI2
ISO3166-1 Codes3UM, UMI, 581
Internet Domain4
Currency5
Telephone6+

1. Overview

The US took formal possession of the islands in 1867. The laying of the trans-Pacific cable, which passed through the islands, brought the first residents in 1903. Between 1935 and 1947, Midway was used as a refueling stop for trans-Pacific flights. The US naval victory over a Japanese fleet off Midway in 1942 was one of the turning points of World War II. The islands continued to serve as a naval station until closed in 1993. Today the islands are a national wildlife refuge. From 1996 to 2001 the refuge was open to the public; it is now temporarily closed.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

2. Midway Islands National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the Midway Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

By Vexen Crabtree 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/midway_islands.html
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. UN (2011).^
  2. UN (2013).^
  3. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  4. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  5. According to ISO4217.^
  6. According to ITU-T.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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