Happy birthday, America! And that goes for all of America, not just the 50 states and Washington D.C.
Almost every American already knows that Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands are US territories, but how many people know about Palmyra Atoll? Serranilla Bank? And what’s the deal with the Federated States of Micronesia?
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Internet’s favorite explainer of things, CGPGrey, gives a full accounting of how big the United States of America really is.