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|Officially accepted:||November 10, 1979|
The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia was officially hoisted for the first time on November 10, 1979.
A similar flag was used for the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1965 , with the two additional stars representing Palau , the Marshall Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands , which decided not to join the Federation (Kusaie was then part of Pohnpei, so that both were represented by a star).
The current flag was the winning entry submitted by 22-year-old Gonzalo Santos from Saipan Island . It was hoisted for the first time on November 30, 1978, that is, before the Federation was constituted.
The blue in the color of the UN flag stands for freedom and loyalty as well as the Pacific .
The white color stands for the peace of the different population groups.
|10:19||Chuuk||Blue stands for peace, the coconut palm for natural wealth. The 38 stars stand for the 38 communities.|
|37:70||Kosrae||Light blue stands for the rich and peaceful Pacific, the olive branches stand for the unity of people and government. The four stars symbolize the four communities, the pounder the power of the local culture.|
|10:19||Pohnpei||Blue stands for the Pacific, the stars for the eleven districts. The two coconut fronds illustrate the importance of the coconut, from which the Sakau cup in the emblem is made.|
|10:19||Yap||Blue stands for the Pacific, white for brotherhood and peace. The ring symbolizes unity, the outrigger boat the coming perfection and the star for the necessary determination.|
- Karl-Heinz Hesmer: Flags and coats of arms of the world. History and symbolism of the flags and coats of arms of all states. Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Gütersloh 1992, ISBN 3-570-01082-1 .