Chuuk

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Chuuk

 (cho͝ok) or Truk (trŭk, tro͝ok)
An island group and state of the Federated States of Micronesia in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Site of a major Japanese naval base during World War II, the islands were part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 to 1986.
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Here, among the Chuuk Islands and their reefs, the Japanese fleet took shelter, believing it to be a safe haven.