A quick Wikipedia search of the United States yields the following definition: “a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.” This definition very linearly reflects the unity of the 50 states and the US territories. Google Maps, however, maintains a different definition. When the same term is inputted into Google Maps, the map shows only the 50 states within the US border. In fact, Google’s “Quick Facts” about the US fail to even mention the US territories. Whether intentional or not, this clear and distinct separation reflects an attitude of...Read More
Author: Vrinda Chauhan
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