Hawaii

Hawaii has 6 islands. Which are Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, and Kauai. The
Hawaiian Islands are one of the most beautiful place on earth.Encircled by white sandy
beaches dotted with swaying palm trees, the islands evoke images of paradise. (See map #1)
(In here, I’ll talk mainly about Oahu Island)
Oahu is the most popular island for visitors. Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, is on this
vibrant Island, which is also the home of some of the world’s finest hotels,
restaurants, boutiques and museums. Nightlife here offers everything from exciting
Polynesian revues to hot dance club to symphony concerts. (see map #2)
Though other parts of the sprawling Pacific group called Polynesia were settled
as far back as 1000BC,it wasn’t until 500AD that anyone bothered to beach
themselves permanently in Hawaii. Early colonizers included the Tahitians, who
repeatedly sailed a mere 2700mi (4350km) to dump more people and supplies on
their new rocks. Animism, already a big hit in Hawaii, became even more significant
in the 12th century when a powerful kahuna (priest) introduced human sacrifices
and a kaipu system of taboos, which helped, deifies local royalty. Thefirst European
to officially encounter the islands was James Book in 1778, who was favorably
During WWI, and again after Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, an
attack in which over 2300 US soldiers were killed. For the duration of WWII, Oahu
served as the USA’s Pacific command post, and was also the site of a cultural
clampdown on the resident Japanese population by suspicious Americans. Soon
after the war, a new crisis developed on Oahu’s waterfront, which was the subject
of a crippling six-month strike by unionists lobbying for a much fairer deal for Hawaiian
labor – the successful union action subsequently launc

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