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Repression in America’s Pacific Colonies: Guam, Hawaii, Micronesia, and Samoa
Al Carroll
It likely comes to a surprise to many Americans to hear the US has colonies, has had them for over a century, and that much of these colonial populations would like independence, or in some cases to be independent again as they were before US conquest. All these peoples were conquered or annexed without their consent. Three of these peoples have no say in the national political system and varying amounts of local control. Another, Micronesia, was a US colony for up to four decades. In all of these peoples' homelands, resources and workers flow out to the US mainland and in all cases except Samoa, local peoples have a more limited say in the economy than elites in the mainland US.

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