Federated States of Micronesia, 1979
In April 1976 the Northern Marianas left the federation and achieved Commonwealth Status. In January 1977 the island of Kusaie, now Kosrae, became a district separated from Ponape (Pohnpei). The flag wasn’t changed as the number of districts remained six. In 1979 both the Marshall Islands and Palau voted against joining the Federated States of Micronesia and the flag was changed, now having four stars, representing Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap.