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The reason I made truk redirect here is because Ponape redirects to Pohnpei.
The reason why I made it redirect here because I think that chuuk is cool and alot of my family comes from there.And also because they made ponpe redirect to phonpei
I noticed there was a lot of editing. There use to be a lot of usefull information that has since been taken out.
I just noticed that some person wants to merge Chuuk with Truk Lagoon. Honestly this is a poor choice to make. Truk Lagoon is name for geographical area with Chuuk State which comprises of outer barrier reef and high volcanic islands (about 17). Chuuk on other hand is name of State of Federated States of Micronesia. It is headed by Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches. Chuuk also includes outer island regions such as Northwest, Halls and Mortlocks. If you merge Chuuk into Truk Lagoon, you will then exclude the other regions of Chuuk. You will also ignore that its a political region, too. Truk Lagoon should either be a separate artical or integrated into artical of Chuuk, not the other way around. I should also note that when people refer to Truk Lagoon its normaly done today in refering to wreck diving which is found in lagoon. It should be noted that technicaly this is no longer the name. Truk was changed to Chuuk in 1991/92. Reason for this mistake was in outer islands people called Chuuk Ruk, the germans misprounced it as Truk. In any case today its Chuuk Lagoon. Only people who refer it to Truk Lagoon are either old timers, or Divers. I also believe that given the signifance of diving in the lagoon, there should be another artical on it in Wikipedia.

From Nauru page[edit]

I came to Chuuk page from Nauru page for further information having just read "The Japanese deported 1,200 Nauruans to work as labourers in the Chuuk islands, where 463 died. There is no mention at all of this here. I would think it was a fairly important historical item for the islands. Tiddy (talk) 04:39, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Icon / flag / template for Chuuk?[edit]

Is there a Icon / flag / template for Chuuk that works like these examples:  Palau or  Maldives?

GeoFan49 20:40, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Anyone else notice that is a little funny that in the same paragraph that states that the Chuukese are the best navigators in the world and have the two remaining navigation schools yet they are hard to visit because of a lack of reliable transportation?

It sounds a bit contradictory. Can that be reworded a bit?

List of municipalities[edit]

The list of municipalities in the main article [1] is a dumb list. Anyone can sort a list of names alphabetically, an alphabetical sequence contains no additional information. Better would be a geographic sequence or grouping. Like which municipalities are located in the Truk lagoon (preferably divided between the Faichuuk and Namoneas groups), which ones in the Hall Islands, which ones in the Mortlock Islands, which ones in the western atolls (is that what they call "Pattiw"?). For a starter, Pisaris, Ruo, Magur, Ulul, Onari, Ono are all islets of the large Namonuito Atoll, so I presume they correspond to the namesake municipalities in the list (rather than for example to Ruo islet on the fringing reef of Truk lagoon).--Ratzer (talk) 09:51, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

sorted municipalities by region and atoll--Ratzer (talk) 17:13, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Population[edit]

Why are there no stats? Chris (クリス) (talk) 03:05, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

I'll work on this and find verifiable source(s) and cite. Sprinkler21 (talk) 03:12, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Sprinkler21

baseball[edit]

A reputed article: Waging Baseball, Playing War: Games of American Imperialism by Bill Brown, Cultural Critique, No. 17 (Winter, 1990-1991), pp. 51-78 Published by: University of Minnesota Press, discusses the Japanese introduction of baseball to Truk and the role it played in pacifying the islands. I think there should be mention made of this in the article, and perhaps this should be linked to the project baseball page. 75.145.75.206 (talk) 23:56, 24 July 2009 (UTC)