Marshall Islands

Matt Conder

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Landforms

The Marshall Islands is made up of several atolls, has several lagoons, and coral reefs.
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Plants

There are hundreds of differnt types of coral as well as a fern called the adders tounge fern.
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Climate

They have a tropical climate that is hot and humid year-round.
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Animals

Some include the pygmy killer whale, and the black noddy.
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Economy

They make marine products, coconut products, and sea-bed products. These products provide jobs and improve income.
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History

The Marshall Islands have constantly changed leadership/protectorate status. In 1529 Spain discovered these islands. They are released in 1885 by the pope from Spain's control. 1886 Germany becomes the protectorate. 1914 Japan takes control. 1943 allies invade. 1945 U.S. gains control. 1979 becomes slef-governing. 1991 joins United Nations.
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Language

The main languages are english and Marshallese.
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Economy

It is mostly agroforestry and farming.
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Religion and schooling

The main religion is christian Protestant. Schooling is required from ages 6-14 or through 8th grade.
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Traditions, customs, and food

There traditions include chiefs, clans, and everything is to the land. Customs include tattoos, fishing and navigation. Food includes bananas, coconuts, and fish.
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Current issues

Inadequate water supplies and acid rain are some of many issues.