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Navassa Island Caribbean Serranilla Bank Caribbean All of the unorganized territories except for American Samoa are uninhabited and have never had any permanent human population. While American Samoa is officially unorganized, it is still self-governed and has a government.
They may live and work anywhere in the US, but cannot vote should they move to the United States. US Nationals may apply for citizenship as if they were resident aliens but do not have the same restriction for traveling and living in the US.
Populated Territories of the United States For all practical purposes, the United States has five territories, those being the ones that are inhabited. Here is a brief overview of each territory and some interesting facts about each. It is also physically the closest territory to the United States mainland.
If it were a state, it would be the 29th largest state in terms of population and it is larger in area than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware. It is also the only US territory that does not have English as its primary language.
Attitudes in Puerto Rico have changed considerably over the last century. By the 21st Century, most Puerto Ricans had family members living and working in the US and the desire for independence all but disappeared.
In the people of Puerto Rico, for the first time ever, preferred statehood over continuing as a territory in a referendum. It is probably the only current US territory that has any reasonable chance at statehood. Guam is actually the southernmost island in the Marinas Archipelago.
Europeans first visited it in when Ferdinand Magellan landed on his circumnavigation of the globe. Today the economy of Guam is mostly tourism primarily from Japan and the US military. He became an instant celebrity in Japan and the hole where he lived is a popular attraction for Japanese tourists today.
Guam was invaded hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and remained under Japanese control for over two years.
The USVI is the only part of the United States that drives on the left, even though almost all vehicles are American and have left-hand drive. There are 3 primary islands in USVI: John and St Croix.
St Thomas and St John are connected by ferry, whereas St Croix is located south of the rest of the islands in the archipelago. Most of the island of St. John consists of Virgin Islands National Park. You can still see some Danish influence on the islands including some Danish flags.
Although culturally and geographically similar to Guam, the islands have had a very different history, especially in the 20th Century. The islands were, like Guam, part of the Spanish Empire. The CNMI has had a reputation of corrupt leadership since it became a territory and is probably the largest destination for sex tourism in the United States.
When I walked around the capital of Garipan it seemed that almost half the businesses were massage parlors. Each nation backed opposite sides in the war in hopes of gaining position to use the islands for whaling and as a coaling station.
The Tripartite Convention of divided the Samoan Islands between the western islands German and the eastern islands American. Culturally there is little difference between American Samoa and the country of Samoa.
They are geographically close to each other and there are many families with relatives in each part. There have been some calls for either independence or greater autonomy for American Samoa, but in a referendum, the majority of people opted to stick with the status quo.
Unlike other US territories, Americans need a passport to enter American Samoa and they have their own immigration and passport stamps.
American Samoa is noted for having the highest rate of military enlistment of any US state or territory. Former US Territories There are currently four independent countries which were former territories of the United States.
Philippines Many people are unaware that the Philippines were once a US territory. It was ceded to the United States from Spain in the same treaty which ceded Guam.
After the conclusion of the Spanish War, the Filipino forces that were fighting Spain for independence turned their attention to the Americans.
For several years, American and Filipino forces fought leading to the deaths of thousands on each side.
It is one of the most forgotten wars in US history. There were many in the US who never felt comfortable with the annexation of the Philippines. The Japanese invasion on Manila on December 8, same time as the Pearl Harbor attack, but on the other side of the international date line postponed independence for several years.
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