The United States is surrounded by two large friendly nations, and the world's two largest oceans, bedwetter.
The United States is bordered by four countries:
1. Canada, a country that we have very good relations with. We've never had a war with Canada although some would say that the exporting of Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Justin Bieber were a very provocative hostility
2. Mexico, a country who's government we usually have fairly good relations with, but has vast areas under the control of drug cartels. We did have a war with Mexico, which resulted in a little over half of Mexico become US territory.
3. Russia, a country who's leader once vowed to bury us with nuclear bombs. Interestingly we have never fought a war against our quintessential adversary, only with them.
4. Cuba, a country that once hosted some of those nuclear bombs.
Operation != invasion, bedwetter 2) Alaska wasn't a state until the end of the 50's.
Dude seriously what does statehood have to do with being part of the US,
Currently, there are a total of sixteen territories of the United States, five of which are inhabited: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, United States Virgin Islands and American Samoa. The 11 uninhabited territories administered by the Interior Department are Palmyra Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, and Midway Islands. While claimed by the US, Navassa Island, Wake Island, Serranilla Bank and Bajo Nuevo Bank are disputed.
Territories have always been a part of the United States. By Act of Congress, the term ‘United States’, when used in a geographical sense, means “the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States”. Since political union with the Northern Mariana Islands in 1986, they too are treated as a part of the U.S. An Executive Order in 2007 includes American Samoa as U.S. “geographical extent” duly reflected in U.S. State Department documents.
Territories of the United States
Lastly your response to "The Germany/Hitler thing shows not all democracies are good" with a strawman is taken as point conceded.
Name one democracy the U.S. overthrew to prevent a genocide or a regional war,
has me perplexed, weren't you arguing that the US should stop using it's military power to influence world events, now you seem to be saying it's Okay as long as you approve of it.