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trust territory

n. Abbr. TT
A colony or territory placed under the administration of one or more countries by commission of the United Nations. Also called trusteeship.

trust territory

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) another name for a trusteeship2

trust′ ter`ritory


n.
a territory placed under the administrative control of a country by the United Nations.
[1945]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trust territory - a dependent countrytrust territory - a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Translations

trust territory

n (Pol) → Treuhandgebiet nt
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At the same time, civil defence officials are considering various scenarios in the event that a nuclear missile strike by North Korea would target the US trust territory in Guam, which is home to one of the largest American military bases outside of continental United States.
Cayetano has given the order 'after the Philippine Consulate General in Agana raised Alert Level I in Guam following threats from the People's Democratic Republic of Korea to launch a nuclear missile strike against the American trust territory.
Section 111(f)(3) of the Copyright Act defines a "cable system" as "a facility, located in any State, territory, trust territory, or possession of the United States, that in whole or in part receives signals transmitted or programs broadcast by one or more television broadcast stations licensed by the [FCC], and makes secondary transmissions of such signals or programs by wires, cables, microwave, or other communications channels to subscribing members of the public who pay for such service.
She shows how a sense of personal frustration over career progression was coupled with a feeling that the Trust Territory had been disadvantaged in relation to the southern Gold Coast.
It discusses national competition in the Pacific in the 19th century, Marshallese culture, and the introduction of the US in the Marshalls; Japanese occupation of the islands before World War II; the role of the United Nations and President Truman after World War II in securing the islands for the US; the role of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in providing US control over them; the creation of the Congress of Micronesia; Micronesian status politics and negotiations; the move toward recognition of the Marshall Islands as a sovereign nation; and events up to the present, including the Kwajalein Land Use Agreement.
The post-apartheid era also saw the admittance of the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique (1995) and the former Belgian trust territory of Rwanda (2009).
In 1960, the former British Somaliland gained independence as the State of Somaliland but then united with the then Trust Territory of Somalia shortly afterwards to form the Somali Republic.
An interesting aspect of Weir's posting to Canberra was his visits to both Papua New Guinea (then a trust territory administered by Australia) and West New Guinea (then administered by the Dutch but claimed by Indonesia).
The Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau, all former components of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, are "freely associated states" of the United States, with US zip/postal codes and "Compacts of Free Association," which require them to be guided by the United States in their foreign relations.
Or is it a political designation applied to the former US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands?
Driving deeper into National Trust territory, the 186mph coup was nowhere near anything that resembled a race track to test out its top speed, but several short, straight road sections allowed a chance to sample the 550PS engine''s sprint time.
Under the terms of the Compacts of Free Association (the legal documents governing the relationships between the United States, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands), citizens of this former US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands are not subject to usual immigration requirements but may freely enter, reside, and work in the United States for as long as they wish.

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