California could soon be given back to Mexico, as housing in the state is unaffordable and residents are moving out of the state, according to Fox News and the Los Angeles Times. California was annexed by the US during the time of Mexican-American war. Before the Mexican-American War, California was part of Mexico.
If Californians move to other states that have affordable housing like Georgia or Florida, that would bring in more jobs and tourism.
I'm not predicting but since California's residents move out, we would be down to 49 states or 50 if Puerto Rico choose to go statehood and become a US state. Even if California falls into the ocean, no one is going back.