Secede from the U.S.?
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|Wed, 11-10-2004 - 9:50am|
Anyway, this got me thinking, would it be possible and would it be a good/bad thing?
Geographically New England would easily be able to leave (PA, MD, everything north of there), the west coast (CA, OR, WA) would be a good solid chunk, then you have a cluster with MN, WI, IL, and MI nearby but I donk know if MI shares a border with IL or not so that might be tricky, then you have HI.
There would be some geographic problems because there would be definite trouble with giving up the entire west coast and access to the Great Lakes (save OH). Other than that, geographically, I see no problems.
Then there is the issue of breaking up our country, that on the surface is not a good thing, but some people are apparently thinking it is a great idea so I thought it would be interesting to explore the pros/cons of it.
I could go on for a very long time with this, but I know how I get reading a very lengthy post so I'm trying to keep it a little smaller that the Encyclopedia Britanica.
*****Please note: I'm NOT advocating this (seceding) as a viable option. I thought it might be interesting to explore as a 'what if'. Please don't 'yell' at me :).