The nuclear battle with North Korea that has made Guam the goal of a threatened assault has led to new calls to vary the federal government of the Pacific island.
Guam’s inhabitants are Americans however haven’t any say in electing the president or using army pressure. Lots of its one hundred sixty,000 residents have lengthy advocated for a unique type of authorities; they only cannot agree on what they need.
Some need to develop into the 51st state, or at the very least have extra say within the authorities. Others need independence from the U.S. One other faction needs to get rid of the heavy American army presence on an island the place 7,000 troops are stationed.
Gov. Eddie Calvo sees the rising pressure as a chance spotlight Guam’s relationship with the U.S. — and probably make modifications.