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Marshall Islands   /mˈɑrʃəl ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Marshall Islands

A republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands.  Synonym: Republic of the Marshall Islands.
A group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia.

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"Marshall Islands" Quotes from Famous Books

... strength in peace as well as in war. Under Bismarck Germany had pushed vigorously though tardily into the colonial field, securing vast areas of rather doubtful value in East and West Africa, and the Bismarck Archipelago, Marshall Islands, and part of New Guinea in the Pacific. With the accession of William II in 1888 and the dropping of the pilot, Bismarck, two years later, she embarked definitely upon her quest for world power. The young Kaiser ...
— A History of Sea Power • William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott

... in Washington. A few served in recruit training assignments at Great Lakes and Hampton Institute, but the majority went overseas to work in logistical and advanced base companies, the stevedore-type outfits composed exclusively of Negroes. Nelson, for example, was sent to the Marshall Islands where he was assigned to a logistic support company composed of some three hundred black sailors and noncommissioned officers with a racially mixed group of officers. Black staff officers, engineers, doctors, dentists, and chaplains were also attached to these units, where ...
— Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 • Morris J. MacGregor Jr.

Words linked to "Marshall Islands" :   USA, the States, country, America, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia, United States of America, U.S., TT, bikini, Kwajalein, United States, Eniwetok, state, archipelago, US, land, U.S.A.

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