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What US state could function as a country?

Postby Vassel » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:02 pm

In the US,which state could be economicly successful as its own country?Economiclly,I think Tennessee for 3 reasons:
1]large amounts of coal
2]t people have a keen interest in politics
3]Just to follow the rules
I tried to add a poll,but there are too many states for a poll.
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Postby Christian Democrats » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:03 pm

Hawaii.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:03 pm

All of them.
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Postby Genivaria » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:04 pm

Technically, all of them.
Realistically, none.
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Postby Minnysota » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Minnesota. They have access to a semi-major shipping route via Duluth and Lake Superior. They also have quite a bit of food (I can't remember if they are as large on grain as they were a really long time ago). Lastly, they'd be able to trade with Canada. :3

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Postby Vassel » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Genivaria wrote:Technically, all of them.
Realistically, none.

Why not?
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Postby E-lands » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Christian Democrats wrote:Hawaii.

This
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Postby Tlaceceyaya » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Wait, a THIRD thread about entities in a country separating?
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Postby The Murtunian Tribes » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Lackadaisical2 wrote:All of them.

Errr...I doubt it. If they were separate countries we'd have to have such lax border, trade and emigration laws that we'd basically be a confederacy.

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Postby Shrekodude » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Alaska: they pretty much are their own country, the Eskimo Express takes years to get news to them so they basically run themselves without the national government interfering. I heard Sarah Palin is the only Alaskan to have a telephone.

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Postby Gullivania » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Off the top of my head, only Texas and California seem large enough, and even then, the states' economies are so deeply linked and interdependent it wouldn't be easy for any of them to go it alone.
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Postby E-lands » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Minnysota wrote:Minnesota. They have access to a semi-major shipping route via Duluth and Lake Superior. They also have quite a bit of food (I can't remember if they are as large on grain as they were a really long time ago). Lastly, they'd be able to trade with Canada. :3

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Postby Genivaria » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Vassel wrote:
Genivaria wrote:Technically, all of them.
Realistically, none.

Why not?

How long do you think any one state could survive on its own?
Without the protection of the US military an individual state would be quickly gobbled up.
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Postby Vassel » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Tlaceceyaya wrote:Wait, a THIRD thread about entities in a country separating?

No!Not at all!I'm just asking which state would economiclly strongest in your opinion.
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Postby Khadgar » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Any of them that don't mooch off the Federal Government to stay afloat. So that's at least 1/3 of them.
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Postby Genivaria » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

Vassel wrote:
Tlaceceyaya wrote:Wait, a THIRD thread about entities in a country separating?

No!Not at all!I'm just asking which state would economiclly strongest in your opinion.

.....Virginia.
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Postby Ack barnes » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:07 pm

I think Wyoming would be a good country.
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Postby Euskirribakondara » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:08 pm

I'd say California or Hawaii or New England as a whole.
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ALASKA

Postby Kositania » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:08 pm

Rich in resources but would need help with national defense unless it actively encouraged immigration.

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Postby Time guards of shadow » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:09 pm

I'm thinking Indiana, espesialy if it has michigen too.
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Postby Scandigrad » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Northern Virginia.

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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:09 pm

The Murtunian Tribes wrote:
Lackadaisical2 wrote:All of them.

Errr...I doubt it. If they were separate countries we'd have to have such lax border, trade and emigration laws that we'd basically be a confederacy.

Theres plenty of small countries. They may need to have their defense needs taken care of by larger entities, but that doesn't mean they lack functionality or sovereignty.
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Postby Genivaria » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Time guards of shadow wrote:I'm thinking Indiana, espesialy if it has michigen too.

Euskirribakondara wrote:I'd say California or Hawaii or New England as a whole.

Genivaria wrote:
Vassel wrote:No!Not at all!I'm just asking which state would economiclly strongest in your opinion.

.....Virginia.

Ack barnes wrote:I think Wyoming would be a good country.

Haha! I bet OP was expecting Texas.
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Postby Yuktova » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:10 pm

Manhattan Commune, surely ;)
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Postby Hauzenberg » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:10 pm

Alaska i'd like to imagine also Texas and California could emerge as respectable nations. Multitudes of minor powers of course as well i'd imagine.

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