Re: Brandon Phillips will be a part of Team USA
Originally Posted by Big Klu
Curacao is not a territory. Rather, it is a self-governing country that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which is headed by the Dutch Royal Family.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four countries--the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten (the latter three are Caribbean islands). It is similar to how the United Kingdom is made up of four countries--England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Now as to why Puerto Rico gets to compete independently, I don't know.
Especially considering that Puerto Rico is very close to being the 51st state.
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