Get Your Imperialism Straight
Now that the war’s gone dull, there’s lots of people arguing about which country gets to be the 51st United State: Iraq? The UK? Germany?
What these people are forgetting, of course, is that there are already way more than 50 states. Canada became a State quite a long time ago, possibly even before Alaska and Hawaii, but no one recognized it until the debut of Canadian Bacon in 1995, so Canada is the 51st. Puerto Rico may or may not end up as the 52nd, but it’s had so many silly referendums about the issue that it deserves to have a place saved in line. So we’re currently looking at candidates for 53rd and 54th states, not 51st. Unless there are other states I’ve forgotten about; in 4th grade when we had to memorize all the states and their capitals, our maps were so obsolete they still included the Soviet Union, so it shouldn’t be surprising if I’ve missed a few.