Examples of Guam in the following topics:
- Spain ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines in 1898 after the Spanish-American War.
- After World War II, the United States recognized Guam as a strategically placed island and began to construct a military base there--bring a large influx of people from various foreign populations.
- Present-day Guam has a very mixed population: composed of the indigenous Chamorros, whites, Philippinos, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Micronesians, Vietnamese and Indians.
- Guam is almost wholly Americanized, but previous attempts to change Guam's status as and unincorporated' U.S. territory have yet to meet with success.
- In December 1914, the German gunboat Cormoran attempted to refuel and restock its provision at the
American island territory of Guam.
- Denied the full amount of fuel needed, the
German captain optioned to remain in Guam along with the crewmen as alien detainees.
- U.S. authorities in Guam imposed greater
restrictions on the German detainees as relations between America and Germany
- The Territory of Guam does not have its own constitution, but operates under the Guam Organic Act of 1950 and other federal statutes.
- It allowed temporary American control of Cuba, and ceded indefinite colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine islands from Spain.
- In the final phases in the war in the Pacific, Nimitz attacked the Mariana Islands, inflicting a decisive defeat on the Japanese fleet in the Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944; a decisive naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions), and capturing Saipan, Guam, and Tinian.
- In January 1945, Nimitz moved the headquarters
of the Pacific Fleet forward
from Pearl Harbor to Guam for the remainder of the war.
- Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines were ceded to the United States .
- Five Navy nurses were captured by the Japanese on the island of Guam and held as POWs for five months before being exchanged.
- To further those goals, Japanese forces captured the Philippines, Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, Burma, the Dutch East Indies, Wake Island, Gilbert Islands, New Britain and Guam.
- The only remnants of the Spanish Empire in the Western Hemisphere were Cuba, Puerto Rico, across the Pacific in the Philippines Islands, as well as the Carolina, Marshall, and Mariana Islands (including Guam) in Micronesia.
- In addition, Spain ceded Puerto Rico and Guam, in lieu of war indemnity, and the Philippines for a U.S. payment of $20 million.