WE all know that there are 50 states (I’m guessing they still teach geography)…..but there could be more if we were to include our overseas empire of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam etc…..and these days there seems to be a movement, of sorts, to create new states….mostly through session…..Texas has played with the idea….even parts of California have given the idea some thought.
Now history I do enjoy some history there have been several regions that should have been states but for one reason or another…..a great article in the American Conservative has taken a look at this historic situation….
In today’s polarized political climate, the political, economic, and cultural differences between regions and even states seem exacerbated. These divisions have led to renewed calls for carving up or even secession by some states, namely California.
In the meantime, efforts to incorporate Puerto Rico as a new state continue unabated.
Among other potential “new states” are the island territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Like I keep saying….there is so much history about this country that we are never taught….and most of it is far more interesting than the mundane crap they do teach….and that is why I am here…..teach the untaught.
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