Commission on Decolonization for the Implementation and Exercise of Chamorro Self Determination – Chapter 21 of Title 1 GCA – “General Provisions”. | Land Portal

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This Chapter establishes a Commission on Decolonization for the Implementation and Exercise of Guam Self-Determination for the Native Inhabitants of Guam and defines its functions and powers and internal organization. The Commission shall be instrumental in the process of succession in colonial power by the United States over the lands and the people of Guam.

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Guam Compiler of Laws


Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

Guam is a presidential democracy. Guam is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the US.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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