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Yearbook 2001

Marshall Islands. According to Countryaah, President Kessai Note overcame a vote of no confidence in Parliament in January with votes 19-14.

2001 Marshall Islands

In July and December, the United States conducted test shoots with intercontinental robots from the Kwajaleinatoll that the United States leases from the Marshall Islands. The robot was aimed at a fingered warhead sent away from California. Among other environmental organizations, Greenpeace acted to try to stop the tests that were part of the controversial US plans for a new robot defense.

The issue of damages for those affected by the US nuclear test in the 1940s and 1950s had still not been resolved. The tribunal dealing with the matter in March granted $ 553 million to the former residents of the Bikini Toll for their suffering, but it was unclear if they would receive any money when funds were lacking. After the US introduced new limit values ​​for the level of radioactivity that can be considered acceptable to humans, the tribunal decided in April that the Ailukatoll should be evacuated.

The Marshall Islands were among the countries that ended up in the Western Cooperation Organization's OECD black list of countries that allow black money laundering in July.

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