associated state

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Noun1.associated state - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairsassociated state - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
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2982, the Covering our Freely Associated States Allies Act.
federal assistance provided to the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau under the Compacts of Free Association.
Sixty jurisdictions, including all 50 states, two local jurisdictions, and eight territories and freely associated states, reported a total of 29,789 persons monitored, with >99% completing 21-day monitoring with no loss to follow-up exceeding 48 hours.
Palau is one of the Freely Associated States (FAS), a group of three countries also including the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
The accessibility of the islands by the new era of jet planes, the termination of the United Nations Trusteeship, and the signing of the Treaty of Compact of Free Association between the Freely Associated States (Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) gave citizens of the Freely Associated States easy immigration entry to the United States and its insular areas.
Hawaii and the territories use established standardized tests or items from these tests, such as the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), while the freely associated states use state-developed assessments or a combination of both.
engagement in the Pacific include its territories (Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa), the Freely Associated States (Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau), military bases on Guam and Kwajalein atoll (Marshall Islands), and relatively limited aid and economic programs.
Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas) and freely associated states (Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia) WHERE: Los Angeles Marriott Downtown, 333 S.
Status of citizens of the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands fact sheet.