Marine State is a state comprised of the two islands of Noel Island and Slovak Island. The two islands were allowed to join Noel in 1983 when congress passed a law allowing them to join. The two islands only combine to have about 100,000 people. In 2009 Noel Parliament decided that combining the two islands to be a state would be the best and created the state. R.R. Alexander was elected the first governor of Marine and he is leader of the Christian Coalition of Noel.