Group of islands in the Caroline Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1986 by the Federated States of Micronesia


Federated States of Micronesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Federated States of Micronesia or FSM is an independent, sovereign island nation, made up of four states from west to east: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. It comprises approximately 607 islands with c. 700 kmĀ² of area in the Western Pacific Ocean spread over almost 2,700 km longitudinally just north of the equator, some 4,000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii and about 2,900 km north of eastern Australia, lying northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshalls, and east of Palau and the Philippines. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Micronesia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 93, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) held general elections in March 2015, resulting in a new Congress of 14 members, all of whom ran as independents. In May, Congress named Peter Christian, the at-large senator representing the state of Pohnpei, as president and Yosiwo George, the at-large senator for Kosrae, as vice president. There were no reports of fraud or irregularities in the March polls."