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The United States has territories that they gained during the Spanish-American War. The Philippines, once a territory of the United States, was given independence 40-years after it was ceded by Spain to the United States. The current territories of the United States are Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Northern Marinara Islands, and American Samoa.

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Are there any more territories in the US?

No there isn't any more US territories that still exists.


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