What Are Current United States Protectorates?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 10:44:12 AM ET
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Protectorates, officially called "insular areas of the United States," are jurisdictions administered by the United States that aren't part of a state or a federal district. Freely associated states administered by the United States include the Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Palau and others.

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