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Solomon Islands (not “THE Solomon Islands”) are almost a thousand islands east of New Guinea.

The country was a colony from the United Kingdom during a long time and it saw a lot of action during World War II (most famously, the Guadalcanal campaign). It declared independence in 1978, but ethnic tensions made it devolve into a civil war that ended in 2006 only with the ousting of the Prime Minister.

One of the few countries that doesn’t have a military force. On sports, their personal pride seems to be their beach soccer team. Best of Oceania!


Solomon Islands in media:

  • Rising Storm has a map set on Guadalcanal, where US Marines defend against attacking IJA forces near Henderson Field. In keeping with historical accuracy, the M1 Garand and M1919 Browning are not made available to the Marines.
  • The Pacific has the first two episodes focus on the Guadalcanal campaign, where Robert Leckie and John Basilone are among the Marines tasked to Hold the Line against attacking Japanese forces.
  • Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault has two chapters taking place on Guadalcanal.

The Solomon Islander flag
The blue and green halves symbolize the sea and the land, respectively, while the yellow strip between them stands for sunshine. At the canton are five white stars, symbolizing the islands.


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