Updated at 2024-02-21
1944 was a year that changed the fate of Guam. That year, the U.S. military drove out the Japanese army and liberated Guam. Realizing the island's strategic value, the U.S. established a naval presence and the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, effectively changing the fate of the entire Pacific region. These bases became the westernmost stations for the U.S. military and central military hubs in the Pacific region.
Alliance Date: December, 15, 2021
Language: English, Chamorro
Area: 540 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 172,000 people
Main Industries/Features: Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is only 2,077 kilometers away from Taiwan. Therefore, a direct flight to Guam takes about 3.5 hours from Taiwan. Guam plays a strategic role in U.S. presence in the Western Pacific region. U.S. military bases occupy roughly a quarter of the island.