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Midway Islands

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Midway Islands
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
Capital
Land Area
LocationAustralasia
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesUM, UMI, 5811
Internet Domain2
Currency3
Telephone+4

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)5

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.

3. Gender Equality

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Midway Islands is notable for its equality between the sexes.

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4. The Internet

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/midway_islands.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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

Footnotes

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

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