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Yearbook 2001

Federated States of Micronesia. The election of ten senators was held in March. A new congressman was elected when a senator had died during the year, the other nine were re-elected.

2001 Micronesia

Negotiations with the United States on the agreement that gives the country internal self-government while Americans conduct foreign policy and defense began during the year. The agreement, which until now had given M. about $ 100 million a year, is renegotiated every fifteen years. The parties agreed on a new treaty but disputed the level of compensation.

According to Countryaah, an American tanker that sank off the island of Ulithi during World War II began to leak large amounts of oil in October. Efforts were made to block the leak, which threatened the untouched coral reefs in one of the world's largest lagoons.

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