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Old 10-15-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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The United States took control of Guam from Spain since 1898...Most people don't know about Guam being a U.S Territory and that the people who are born there are also U.S Citizens.

Guam and The Commonwealth of The Northern Marianas Islands are America's farthest U.S Possessions...Here are a few links below that you might find interesting.

Territories of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Guam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Oh my god..so people from Bermuda are British born and raised. Ok..

I get why PR and The US Virgin islands are ran by the usa but I don't get Guam..
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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so people from Bermuda are British born and raised
The British Overseas Territories Act of 2002 says so.

British Overseas Territories Act 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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As a result of the act, all who were British Overseas Territories citizens (apart from those solely connected with the Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas) immediately prior to 21 May 2002 automatically became full British Citizens on that date (previously full British citizenship was available only to people from Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_passport.jpg
Clearly says BRITISH PASSPORT in huge letters ... can't miss it.

Oh and shall we discuss the elephant in the room, why is Britain in Northern Ireland? How is Britain being in Northern Ireland different from the US in Guam?
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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The British Overseas Territories Act of 2002 says so.

British Overseas Territories Act 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_passport.jpg
Clearly says BRITISH PASSPORT in huge letters ... can't miss it.

Oh and shall we discuss the elephant in the room, why is Britain in Northern Ireland? How is Britain being in Northern Ireland different from the US in Guam?
No use explaining it to that Irish boy

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And you need to wise up
You need to not stick your nose where it doesn't belong

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Oh my god..so people from Bermuda are British born and raised. Ok..

I get why PR and The US Virgin islands are ran by the usa but I don't get Guam..
I already told you why! Re-read my post!
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland
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The British Overseas Territories Act of 2002 says so.

British Overseas Territories Act 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_passport.jpg
Clearly says BRITISH PASSPORT in huge letters ... can't miss it.

Oh and shall we discuss the elephant in the room, why is Britain in Northern Ireland? How is Britain being in Northern Ireland different from the US in Guam?
I don't think Americans actually understand NI. NI is not a territory we are actually part of the UK kind of like Florida is a state that can vote etc.

Guam is like Bermuda to the UK. We aren't comparable to any USA territory. We aren't 5,000 miles away either, we are 12 miles from Great Britain.
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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After the Spanish-American War in 1898, Spain handed over its last remaining colonial possessions to the US: Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and Guam.
Northern Mariana Islands were sold to Germany in 1900. It was handed over to Japan after WWI. U.S. named in charge of islands after WWII. Became a U.S. Commonwealth in 1978.
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