1918-1939 History of the Pacific Islands Independence
since 1978




The Solomon Islands 1939-1978



The Pacific Phase of World War II began on December 7th 1941. The Japanese fleet immediately began with the occupation of British and American colonies in the Pacific; the Solomon Islands were occupied in January 1942 - that is all islands except SANTA ISABEL.
GUADALCANAL (landing Nov. 3rd 1942) was the first stage of the ISLAND HOPPING STRATEGY which eventually lead to Japan's surrender. Guadalcanal came under U.S. military government and suffered considerable damage; the population was exposed to the presence of G.I.s. At the end of the war, the islands were restored to British civilian administration. MARCHING RULE, an independence movement, emerged in the late 1940es.
In 1976, SELF-GOVERNMENT was introduced, in 1978 independence was proclaimed.



EXTERNAL
FILES
History of the Solomon Islands, from Infoplease
DOCUMENTS Badge of the British Solomon Islands, from FOTW
REFERENCE Article : Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1945 p.649 (on events of 1944) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1946 p.550 (on events in 1945) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1947 p.570 (on events in 1946) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1948 pp.561-562 (on events in 1947) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1949 p.497 (on events in 1948) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1950 p.527 (on events in 1949) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1951 p.536 (on events in 1950) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1952 pp.539-540 (on events in 1951) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1953 pp.542-543 (on events in 1952) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1954 pp.543-544 (on events in 1953) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1955 p.592 (on events in 1954) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1956 p.528 (on events in 1955) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1957 pp.592-593 (on events in 1956) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1958 pp.527-528 (on events in 1957) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1959 p.526 (on events in 1958) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1960 p.524 (on events in 1959) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1961 p.535 (on events in 1960) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1962 pp.524-525 (on events in 1961) [G]
Article : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1963 p.627 (on events in 1962) [G]
Article : Colonies and Dependent Territories, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1964 pp.265-268 (on events in 1963) [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1965 p.253 (on events in 1964) [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1966 p.204 (on events in 1965) [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : Pacific Islands, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1967 p.219 (on events in 1966) [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies : British Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1968 p.216 (on events in 1967) [G]
Article : Dependent States : British Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969 p.277 (on events in 1968) [G]
Article : Dependent States : British Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1971 p.267 (on events in 1970) [G]
Article : Dependent States : British Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1972 p.243 (on events in 1971) [G]
Article : Dependent States : British Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1973 p.235 (on events in 1972) [G]
Article : Dependent States : British Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1974 p.251 (on events in 1973) [G]
Article : Dependent States : Pacific, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1975 p.231 (on events in 1974) [G]
Article : Dependent States : Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1976 p.253 (on events in 1975) [G]
Article : Dependent States : Solomon Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1977 p.253 (on events in 1976) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1970-1971 pp. 162-163 (data of 1969-1970) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1975-1976 pp. 479-481 (data of 1974-1975) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1978-1979 pp. 1057-1059 (data of 1977-1978) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, British, in : Americana Annual 1943 pp.697-698; Solomon Islands, Former German p.698 (on events of 1942) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, Former German, in : Americana Annual 1944 p.643; Solomon Islands, British pp.643-644 (on events of 1943) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, in : Americana Annual 1945 p.658 (on events of 1944) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, in : Americana Annual 1946 p.679 (on events of 1945) [G]
Article : Solomon Islands, in : Americana Annual 1947 p.656 (on events of 1946) [G]
Solomon Islands, pp.432-455 in : Pacific Islands Year Book, 11th ed., 1972 [G]



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