Hawaii's fight for statehood was long and waged primarily against racist US lawmakers who feared admitting a majority Asian territory. But 60 years ago, President Eisenhower signed the statehood bill.
The real question is not so much about how to classify Asgardia – a satellite purporting to be a state – but the idea of human settlements in space in the future.
Palestinian nonviolent protests and mass movement of resistance is one of Israel's biggest fears.
Europe's youngest state badly wants into the EU, but the hurdles in place are high.
Some Puerto Ricans voted, but most stayed home amid a looming financial debt crisis and political protests. Will this vote matter?
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.