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52 US States

How many US States?

MMDE: 52 US States

Current: 50 US States

Time for an American history lesson!

Everyone knows there are 50 states - right? Apparently not. Some have a false memory of there being 51 or even 52 states in the past, and that's somehow been changed to the 50 we see today.

Whilst it's understandable there might be some confusion when looking at the details of this, such as Puerto Rico being one of the "extras", and/or Washington DC too, this seems to be more of a Mandela Effect because those experiencing it don[t seem to be confused by these two.

Of course, that means the American flag must also have been different to fall in line with this alternative memory, and sure enough the claim is the number of stars has been changed too.