Reply To: Who owned Fort Sumter?


“Federal property” in what sense. Today, the USA has bases in South Korea, Japan, etc. Those bases are used by the US Government to the common ends of the USA and the host country. This doesn’t mean that they have ceased to be part of South Korea, Japan, etc., nor does it mean that if they wanted to, the Koreans, Japanese, or whoever is their actual owner couldn’t tell the USA to withdraw from that territory.