The United States has changed a lot in her three hundred year history, and there are guaranteed to be big changes. But one thing that's never changed for the country is bewildering borders and incredulous names. From several failed attempts at various states named Jefferson to New Jersey handing over her Northern Counties to Pennsylvania so the governors could smuggle drugs...
... In not extinguishing the United States gov't the rulers were suddenly having old debts revisited: Native Americans after WWIII were a larger part of the population, and vital to the future of the United States. While some Native treaties are easier to push through than others based on various factors such as demographics, geography, and the willingness of elected official to cede land to Native American communities, some tribes choose not to focus on specific treaties, instead utilizing their numbers to dominate state politics, with Native American coalitions dominating in Montana, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Then there are the UN treaties. The actual nitty gritty of what went into assigning which ports to which UN members was decided behind closed doors, the United States has leased hundreds of miles of land to the United Nations United States Authority. Not to mention some of the states themselves have sought federal authority to shift their shapes, gobbling one another. Then of course, we must take into account the Great American Desert, or perhaps we can wait on that for another day.
Note: Many of the expanded Indian reservations, made in the 1700s-1930s did not take into account the differing climate of the 21st century, and for the Sioux and Choctaw for instance, most of their reservations are uninhabitable. The US government is unwilling to relitigate the boundaries unless things get bloody. The Entry of Caribbean and Pacific Island nations into the United States complicates matters further especially as the US seeks to reduce reparation payments by granting lands to nations which are threatened by climate change. Of course the longest time the USA had the same flag was between 1959 and 2026, a record of 67 years. The more somethings change the more things stay the same, such as with The USA and their strange borders.
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