UNOCCUPIED TERRITORIES: The Outlying Islands of America's Realm
In addition to the 50 US states, the USA has 14 official territories—all islands of some kind or other, on land that is officially part of the United States, but is in many ways still treated as foreign terrain. Although collectively the 14 Territories of the USA are home to a total of 3.6 million people, with most of that population living in Puerto Rico, nine of these territories are technically unoccupied, even if they are inhabited, though most are not, anymore. These unoccupied territories are known as the Minor Outlying Islands, and they all have been transformed in curious and dramatic ways.
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