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(Encyclopedia) Saipan s?p?n, s?pn, volcanic island (2010 pop. 48,220), 47 sq mi (122 sq km), W Pacific, capital of the Northern Mariana Islands. It is mountainous; the highest peak is Mt.?


(Encyclopedia) Anatahan, uninhabited volcanic island, 12.5 sq mi (32 sq km), Saipan dist., Northern Mariana Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean some 85 mi (140 km) N of Saipan. The island is dominated by?


(Encyclopedia) Tinian t?n??n, t?n?n, island (2010 pop. 3,136), 39 sq mi (101 sq km), W Pacific, one of the Northern Mariana Islands. The island lies immediately SW of Saipan. The inhabitants are?

Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the

(Encyclopedia) Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the, former UN trust territory administered by the United States, consisting of the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, and Mariana Islands (?

Tojo, Hideki

(Encyclopedia) Tojo, Hideki h?d?k? t?j?, 1884?1948, Japanese general and statesman. He became prime minister after he forced Konoye's resignation in Oct., 1941. His accession marked the final?

amphibious warfare

(Encyclopedia) amphibious warfare ?mf?b??s, employment of a combination of land and sea forces to take or defend a military objective. The general strategy is very ancient and was extensively?

Northern Mariana Islands

(Encyclopedia) Northern Mariana Islands mr?n, officially Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a self-governing entity in association with the United States (2015 est. pop. 55,000), c.185?