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Federated States of Micronesia (Apocalypse: 2012)

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Federated States of Micronesia
Timeline: Apocalypse: 2012

OTL equivalent: Federated States of Micronesia
Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia Seal of the Federated States of Micronesia
Flag of the FSM Seal of the FSM
Micronesia on the globe (small islands magnified) (Polynesia centered)
Location of the Federated States of Micronesia in red

"Peace, Unity, Liberty" (English)

Anthem "Patriots of Micronesia"
Capital Palikir
Largest city Weno
  others Chuukese, Kosraean, Pohnpeian, Yapese
Ethnic Groups
48.8% Chuukese

24.2% Pohnpeian 6.2% Kosraean 5.2% Yapese 4.5% Outer Yapese

  others 1.8% Asian

1.5% Polynesian 6.4% other (American, Australian, European) 1.4% unknown

Demonym Micronesian
Government Federal parliamentary republic Under a Non-partisan democracy
Independence from Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  declared 1979
  recognized November 3, 1986 (Compact of Free Trade Agreement with the United States)
The Federated States of Micronesia is a sovereign island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located on the Micronesian island region. The FSM is composed of the islands of Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, and Ponphei. It shares maritime borders with Kiribati, Palau, and the American territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.


Post War

The FSM was spared from the nuclear war of December 21, 2012 due to its lack of strategic nor tactical value. However, it lost contact with the United States, of which the island country is dependent on aid as per the Compact of Free Trade Agreement. The same could be said for its COFA neighbors of Palau and the Marshall Islands. The news of the war shocked the local islanders. Churches and other places of worship, with the Micronesian citizens, mourned the loss of life during the war especially the Micronesians killed in the United States. The government quickly appealed for calm as police forces were dispatched throughout the islands to ensure security, quell riots, and distribute food supplies. U.S. troops stationed in the country did what they could to assist the local police forces.

The islands maintained contact with its neighboring states for economic trade. This eventually turned into barter and using conch shells as a form of currency as the U.S. Dollar lost its value after the war. Micronesians also turned into fishing, fruit gathering, and agriculture as a means of livelihood now that it appeared that American aid was dried up.

Despite this, remnant U.S. Air Force personnel still continued on their annual Operation Christmas Drop for December 2012.

Contact With The USPRZ

On March 18, 2013, a peculiar sight was seen by the Micronesians: A U.S. Navy fleet heading towards their islands. The ships were cleared to land. Upon landing, the U.S. Navy sailors were greeted with joy and relief. The commander of the fleet then toured the islands as the sailors were allowed some rest and relaxation. The commander met with the President of the FSM and established de facto foreign relations in what is known to the Micronesians as the United States Pacific Remnant Zone, a collection of remnant states in the American West Coasts and their various possessions in the Pacific. Unofficially, the Compact of Free Trade Agreement was continued with the USPRZ, along side the COFTA sovereign states of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This was finalized on May 20, 2013, when governors and officials from the remaining U.S. states under control and territories met in Hilo, Hawaii to sign the Treaty of Hilo. The treaty states the all U.S. sovereign claims would fall under the administration of the USPRZ. As with the COFTA nations, they would receive aid, material, and defense from the USPRZ as per continuation of the Compact of Free Trade Agreement signed from the 1980s and the 1990s.


The FSM's economy mainly relies on fishing, farming, and government work. Tourism provides income for the islanders, but the islands isolated geography as well as the lack of suitable areas for transportation impedes this. Agriculturally, the country produces taro, yams, coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, black pepper, fish, pigs, chickens. Industries aside from tourism include construction, aquaculture, and craft items.

From the late 1980s to 2012, the economy of the FSM was heavily dependent on American aid due to the Compact of Free Trade Agreement. However, during the nuclear war of December 21, 2012, the islands were cutoff from the United States and were left to fend for their own. This resulted in the FSM going back to its local livelihood and trade. It was only on March 18, 2013 that contact with the remnant United States the the COFTA was revived. This was finalized on May 20, 2013.


Operation Christmas Drop.

While the islands were self-sufficient to the months leading to USPRZ contact, the Pacific Remnant still provides aid as per the continuation of the agreement. An example of this the annual Operation Christmas Drop carried out by the U.S. Air Force.

The Federated States of Micronesia has re-adapted the United States dollar as its official form of currency.


The Federated States of Micronesia has no standing military. Security is done by local police forces which is considered to be under-equipped. The police is armed with small arms from the United States and operates a variety of land vehicles and patrol boats.

As per COFTA agreement, defense is provided by the United States Pacific Remnant Zone. The USPRZ continues to station troops, ships, and aircraft around Micronesia. These troops often train with the local Micronesian police.

Currently, there is discussion with the Micronesian government to form some small armed forces in order not to dependent on so much aid from the USPRZ.

Foreign Relations

The Federated States of Micronesia has foreign relations with the United States Pacific Remnant Zone (it's economy ally and defense), Austrailia, New Zealand, the Republic of the French Pacific, Tonga, Kiribati, Palau, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, Vanuatu, Nauru, and the Solomon Islands.

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