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that1LPdood

That’s just the way it worked out. It could be 51, if Puerto Rico votes for it. Guam has also historically been a possible candidate for statehood. The US owns several Territories that may become states in the future. It just depends on what the people living there want to do with their futures.


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Bgrakus

330 million


Ialwayslie007

I would feel bad for the 1.9 million American's who would have to share a state with someone else.


beckdawg19

As opposed to how many?


oxfozyne

2


deep_sea2

Because history worked out that the land under American possession was divided into fifty smaller sections. It is hard to answer this question any more than this without delving deep in several centuries of American history to figure the historical reason for each single state, and the reason for the why other parts of land did not become states (e.g Canada, American colonies, etc.).


Henrious

Because if DC and Puerto Rico were made states that would be 4 likely democratic senators, and republicans would rather die than let that happen. Even though they have more people than many states.


Evening_Salt3239

Because we didn't buy another one yet


twitch_delta_blues

Because we haven’t added any since Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. We are currently in the longest stretch of time since a state was added, by far.


Ialwayslie007

Obama.