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Destiny's LandfallA History of Guam, Revised Edition$
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Robert F. Rogers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833343

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.001.0001

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Gibraltar of the American Lake 1945–1950

Gibraltar of the American Lake 1945–1950

(p.190) Chapter 12 Gibraltar of the American Lake 1945–1950
Destiny's Landfall

Robert F. Rogers

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter discusses the aftermath of World War II and Guam’s eventual decolonization. While local problems left over from World War II were being sorted out on Guam, the island began to feel the effects of the new world order that emerged from the war. In addition, Guamanians emerged from World War II much more pro-American than before. This change was due largely to appreciation for being freed from the brutality suffered under the Japanese occupation. Many other social and political changes occurred during this period, and Guam’s economy has also seen an unprecedented boon. These factors would eventually pave the way for a gradual decolonization process, rising material standards of living, and peaceful social progress for the people of the island.

Keywords:   World War II, decolonization, new world order, Guam economy, social changes, political changes, pro-Americans

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