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In 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed on the island during his famous circumnavigation of the world. After docking his ships in a natural harbour, his crew left the ship and begun exploring the island. The natives of the island discovered the ships and begun stealing stuff; the locals had a pseudo-communist approach to things, everything was everybody's property. When Magellan and his crew discovered this, they had difficulty stopping them, since the crew was trying to recover from an illness and the Chamorro were generally stronger than them. Magellan had to use cannons to stop the Chamorro taking any more stuff and named the island the "Island of Thieves" because of this.

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In 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan UsefulNotes/FerdinandMagellan landed on the island during his famous circumnavigation of the world. After docking his ships in a natural harbour, his crew left the ship and begun exploring the island. The natives of the island discovered the ships and begun stealing stuff; the locals had a pseudo-communist proto-communist approach to things, everything was everybody's property. When Magellan and his crew discovered this, they had difficulty stopping them, since the crew was trying to recover from an illness and the Chamorro were generally stronger than them. Magellan had to use cannons to stop the Chamorro taking any more stuff and named the island the "Island of Thieves" because of this.


Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being UsefulNotes/NorthernMarianaIslands. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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Guam ('''Chamorro:''' ''Guåhan'') is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being UsefulNotes/NorthernMarianaIslands. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.


* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Blacklist'' starts off it's plot with an attack by the Engineers on the Anderson Air Force Base, during which Victor Coste is injured, motivating Sam to step in to lead the newly formed Fourth Echelon.

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Blacklist'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCellBlacklist'' starts off it's plot with an attack by the Engineers on the Anderson Air Force Base, during which Victor Coste is injured, motivating Sam to step in to lead the newly formed Fourth Echelon.


* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' GU

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* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' GUGU
* '''Country calling code:''' [[UsefulNotes/NorthAmericanNumberingPlan 1]] (area code 671)


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* '''Capital:''' Hagåtña
* '''Largest city:''' Dededo
* '''Population:''' 168,801
* '''Area:''' 540 km² (210 sq mi)
* '''Currency''': United States dollar ($) (USD)
* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' GU


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Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Northern Mariana Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Northern Mariana Islands}}.UsefulNotes/NorthernMarianaIslands. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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* In Dale Brown's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Terrain Fatal Terrain]]'', the PLA's [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheDragonsTeeth Second Artillery Corps]] launches a DF-31 at Anderson Air Base.

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Blacklist'' starts off it's plot with an attack by the Engineers on the Anderson Air Force Base, during which Victor Coste is injured, motivating Sam to step in to lead the newly formed Fourth Echelon.


On a completely unrelated note, the island is home to the world's largest K-mart.

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On a completely unrelated note, the island is home to the world's largest K-mart.
UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}.

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* ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'': During the war between Japan (with China and India as allies) and the U.S. (with its regular group of allies), Japan briefly occupies Guam.


Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being Useful Notes/{{Northern Mariana Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being Useful Notes/{{Northern UsefulNotes/{{Northern Mariana Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.


Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being Useful Notes / {{Northern Mariana Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being Useful Notes / {{Northern Notes/{{Northern Mariana Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.


Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being Useful Notes / Northern Mariana Islands. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being Useful Notes / Northern {{Northern Mariana Islands.Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.


Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Northern Marianas Islands}}. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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Guam is a very small, tropical island in the Mariana Islands around two thousand miles east of the Philippines. It is one of the nearest US territories to Asia, the other being UsefulNotes/{{Northern Marianas Islands}}.Useful Notes / Northern Mariana Islands. The name 'Guam' comes from an old Chamorro word meaning 'We have everything we need here' or 'We are content with what we have'.

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