America’s Overseas Territories: How Bird Poop Led America to Claim 16 Territories – TLDR News

America’s Overseas Territories: How Bird Poop Led America to Claim 16 Territories – TLDR News

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Scattered across the globe you’ll find American Overseas Territories. More than just partners but not normally actually part of the United States, these territories have a very interesting relationship with their motherland. So in this video we explain all of America’s territories, why the US controls them & how this all came to be because of bird poop.

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1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guano_Islands_Act
2 – https://www.britannica.com/place/Guam/Government-and-society#ref53984
3 – https://www.doi.gov/oia/islands/american-samoa
4 – https://www.britannica.com/place/United-States-Virgin-Islands/Government-and-society#ref7726
5 – https://www.britannica.com/place/Northern-Mariana-Islands/German-and-Japanese-control
6 – https://constitutingamerica.org/territories-of-the-united-states-guest-essayist-daniel-a-cotter/
7 – https://sannicolas.house.gov/financial-relief-package-us-territories

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