One of the most interesting places to visit in the Pacific, the Federated States of Micronesia is composed of diverse island states that offer their own brand of culture, nature and adventure. The island of Yap offers the most well preserved traditions, including the use of huge stone money discs for trade. Those with a knack for diving and water-based pursuits should not miss Chuuk.
The politics of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) takes place in a framework of a federal representative democratic republic. The President of the Federated States of Micronesia is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the president and his cabinet, while legislative power is vested in both the president and the Congress. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.