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Title: A Geographic Portrait of The Marshall Islands with emphasis on Bikini Atoll


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A Geographic Portrait of The Marshall
Islands with emphasis on Bikini Atoll
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Pacific Realm
Location
  • Bikini Atoll
  • 11 degrees 30 seconds North
  • 165 degrees 25 seconds East 2

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Bikini Atoll
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Atoll
Place
  • Pacific Ocean comprises one third of the earths
    surface
  • Only 192,200 square miles of land area
  • Over 90 of the land area is one island New
    Guinea
  • Many of the islands are volcanic island chains
    formed above hot spots
  • Also atolls formed by coral reefs around a
    volcanic islands that sunk 5

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Bikini Atoll
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Movement Migration of People
  • People of Indonesia 1000s of years ago fled from
    Malay warriors of Asia to Australia and New
    Guinea
  • Island by island they settled eastward
  • Arriving in the Marshall Islands between 500 and
    2000 BC. 7

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Map of Migration
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Mode of Transportation The Outrigger Canoe
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Navigation
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Temperature and Average Rainfall of Bikini Atoll
Climate
  • Air temperature is between 80-85 degrees all
    year.
  • There is a rainy season from June until December
    and a dry season from January until May
  • During the dry season there is more wind also12

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People
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Clothing
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Housing
Process of constructing housing
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Meeting House
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Economy
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Fishing
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Agriculture
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  • Coconuts
  • Taro

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The Bomb by Theodore Taylor
  • An historical novel

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Human-Environment Interaction
  • On a Sunday morning in February of 1946 Commodore
    Ben H. Wyatt, the military governor of the
    Marshals spoke to the Bikians asking them to
    allow the U.S.A. to test nuclear weapons on their
    island for, the good of mankind and to end all
    world wars.
  • The Bikinian people were told that if they aloud
    they U.S.A. to use their island they could return
    in two years to their island just as they had
    left it.
  • After much confusion and sorrowful deliberation,
    King Juda announced, We will go believing that
    everything is in the hands of God.
  • The United States of America used the Marshall
    Islands to test 67 nuclear weapons from 1946 to
    195831

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Nuclear Testing on Bikini Atoll
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Able Bomb
Baker Bomb
As soon as the war ended, we located the one
spot on earth that hadnt been touched by war and
blew it to hell --Comedian Bob Hope commenting
on Operation Crossroads 34
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U.S. Nuclear Tests in the Marshall Islands
  • The United States tested 67 nuclear weapons on
    and around Bikini Atoll between 1946 and 1958, of
    which the comparison of the yields of all the
    tests conducted are in the chart to the left 35

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1 http//www.harper.cc.il.us/mhealy/g101ilec/paci
fic/par/pareg/parregmp.htm 2 http//www.
life.csu.edu.au/marshall/html/atolls/bikini.html
3 http//www. Rmiembassyus.org 4 Boyer, David
S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americanization of Eden,
National Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 722.
5 http//www.harper.cc.il.us/mhealy/g101ilec/pacif
ic/pad/paphys/padphytx.htm 6 http//www.rmiembass
yus.org/photos.html 7 httpwww.amadeus.net/home/
dest/en/regions/Pacific/Marshall_Islands/Mar.htm
8 Boyer, David S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americaniza
tion of Eden, National Geographic, Vol. 131, No.
5, Page 704. 9 Http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history
.html 10 Boyer, David S.(May 1967)
Micronesia-Americanization of Eden, National
Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 741. 11
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/facts.html 12
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/facts.html 13
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html 14
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html 15
Boyer, David S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americanizati
on of Eden, National Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5,
Page 703.
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16 Boyer, David S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americaniz
ation of Eden, National Geographic, Vol. 131, No.
5, Page707. 17 http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.
html 18 Boyer, David S.(May 1967)
Micronesia-Americanization of Eden, National
Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 726. 19
http//www.life.csu.edu.au/marshall/html/culture/H
ouses.html 20 http//www.life.csu.edu.au/marshall/
html/culture/Houses.html 21 http//www.life.csu.ed
u.au/marshall/html/culture/Houses.html 22
http//www.life.csu.edu.au/marshall/html/culture/H
ouses.html 23 http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.h
tml 24 Boyer, David S.(May 1967)
Micronesia-Americanization of Eden, National
Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 708. 25 Boyer,
David S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americanization of
Eden, National Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page
710. 26 Boyer, David S.(May 1967)
Micronesia-Americanization of Eden, National
Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 720. 27 Boyer,
David S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americanization of
Eden, National Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page
732. 28 Boyer, David S.(May 1967)
Micronesia-Americanization of Eden, National
Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 728. 29 Boyer,
David S.(May 1967) Micronesia-Americanization of
Eden, National Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page
725. 30 Boyer, David S.(May 1967)
Micronesia-Americanization of Eden, National
Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Page 725. 31
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html 32
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html 33
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html 34
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/facts.html
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35 http//www.rmiembassyus.org/nuketest.html 36
http//www.rmiembassyus.org/nuketest.html 37
http//www.bikiniatoll.com/history.html
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Bibliography httpwww.amadeus.net/home/dest/en/reg
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bikiniatoll.com/facts.html http//www.bikiniatoll
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/par/pareg/parregmp.htm http//www.
life.csu.edu.au/marshall/html/atolls/bikini.html
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ww.rmiembassyus.org/nuketest.html http//www.rmie
mbassyus.org/photos.html Boyer, David S.(May
1967) Micronesia-Americanization of Eden,
National Geographic, Vol. 131, No. 5, Pages
702-744.
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