Hawaii (Hawaiian: Hawaiʻi) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, its government having received statehood on 21 August 21 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania, the only U.S. state located outside North America and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.
Geographical type: Archipelago
Latitude: 21.31° N — Longitude: 157.8° W
Area: 28,311 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-HI
Measures of Freedom
2014: Overall rank: 48, fiscal policy rank: 49, regulatory policy rank: 41, personal freedom rank: 37, economic freedom rank: 48
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 69
Part of Walter Block's autobiography series; reprinted in Walter Block's I Chose Liberty (2010), chapter 66
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
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